• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
The Sea Urchin Embryo: Biochemistry and Morphogenesis (Paperback)
  • The Sea Urchin Embryo: Biochemistry and Morphogenesis (Paperback)
zoom

The Sea Urchin Embryo: Biochemistry and Morphogenesis (Paperback)

(editor), (foreword), (author of contributions), (author of contributions)
£96.50
Paperback 702 Pages / Published: 07/12/2011
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Sea urchin eggs are objects of wonder for the student who sees them for the first time under the microscope. The formation of the fertil- ization membrane after insemination, the beauty of mitotic cleavage, the elegant swimming of embryos, remain an esthetic pleasure even for the eyes of seasoned investigators. But sea urchin eggs have other, more practical, advantages: they lend themselves to surgical operation without difficulty and they heal perfectly; they can be obtained in very large amounts and represent thus an extremely favorable material for biochemists and molecular embryologists. It is not surprising that, in view of these exceptional advantages, sea urchin eggs have attracted the interest of innumerable biologists since O. HERTWIG discovered the fusion of the pronuclei (amphimixy), in Paracentrotus lividus, almost a century ago. The purpose of the present book is to present, in a complete and orderly fashion, the enormous amount of information which has been gathered, in the course of a hun- dred years of sea urchin embryology. JOSEPH NEEDHAM, in 1930, was still able to present all that was known, at that time, on the biochemistry of all possible species of developing eggs and embryos in his famous "Chemical Embryology" (Cambridge University Press) . It would no longer be possible for one man to write a modern version of what was a "Bible" for the young embryologists of forty years ago.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 9783642659669
Number of pages: 702
Weight: 1232 g
Dimensions: 244 x 170 x 36 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 197

You may also be interested in...

Lewin's CELLS
Added to basket
£59.99
Hardback
Introduction to Glycobiology
Added to basket
Molecular & Cell Biology for Dummies
Added to basket
The Cell: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Power, Sex, Suicide
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
On Growth and Form
Added to basket
Cell Biology
Added to basket
£67.50
Paperback
Cells to Civilizations
Added to basket
Secret Chambers
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Biophysics
Added to basket
£69.99
Hardback
The Neuron
Added to basket
£68.00
Hardback
How We Live and Why We Die
Added to basket
In Search of Cell History
Added to basket
Molecular Cell Biology
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.