This note covers the following topics: Introduction, History and Basic
Concepts of Animal Developmental Biology, Genes and Development, Reproductive
and therapeutic cloning, Fertilization and Sex, Cell Adhesion and Cleavage,
Gastrulation, Axis Specification in Drosophila: Maternal Genes, Limb
Development, Nervous system development.
Developmental biology is the study of the process by which animals
and plants grow and develop. This note explains the encompasses the biology of
regeneration, asexual reproduction and metamorphosis and the growth and
differentiation of stem cells in the adult organism.
This book covers the
following topics: The Foundations of Developmental Biology,Historical roots of developmental biology,
The modern era of developmental biology, A brief aside on model invertebrate
organisms, Spermatogenesis and Spermiogenesis, Oogenesis, Egg Envelopes, Gene
Expression During Amphibian Oogenesis, mRNA Localization, Oocyte Maturation, The
Origins of Pattern and Embryonic Polarity in Drosophila, Posterior localization
of the Oocyte in the egg chamber.
This note covers the following topics: introduction to development ,
model organisms, oogenesis, fertilization and cleavage, gastrulation,
neurulation, teratogens and signaling, drosophila pattern formation, c elegans
cell lineage and plant development.
decade has seen an unprecedented data explosion in biology. It has become
evident that in order to take full advantage of the potential wealth of
information hidden in the data produced by even a single experiment, visual
inspection and manual analysis are no longer adequate. To ensure efficiency,
consistency, and completeness in data processing and analysis, computational
tools are essential. Of particular importance to many modern live-cell imaging
experiments is the ability to automatically track and analyze the motion of
objects in time-lapse microscopy images. This article surveys the recent
literature in this area. Covering all scales of microscopic observation, from
cells, down to molecules, and up to entire organisms, it discusses the latest
trends and successes in the development and application of computerized tracking
methods in cell and developmental biology.
Meijering, O. Dzyubachyk, I. Smal, W. A. van Cappellen