The ovary of Eve: egg and sperm and preformation by Clara Pinto-Correia

By Clara Pinto-Correia

The Ovary of Eve is a wealthy and infrequently hilarious account of 17th- and eighteenth-century efforts to appreciate belief. In those early years of the clinical Revolution, the main clever women and men of the day struggled to return to phrases with the origins of recent lifestyles, and one theory—preformation—sparked an intensely heated debate that persevered for over 100 years. Clara Pinto-Correia lines the historical past of this a lot maligned idea in the course of the cultural capitals of Europe.

"The such a lot splendidly eye-opening, or imagination-opening booklet, as fun because it is instructive."—Mary Warnock, London Observer

"[A] interesting and sometimes funny research of a reproductive thought that flourished from the mid-17th century to the mid-18th century."—Nina C. Ayoub, Chronicle of upper Education

"More than simply an exceptional tale, The Ovary of Eve is an item lesson in regards to the heritage of technological know-how: do not belief it. . . . Pinto-Correia says she desires to inform the tale of history's losers. In doing so, she makes defeat sound extra attractive than victory."—Emily Eakin, Nation

"A glowing background of preformation because it as soon as affected each part of ecu culture."—Robert Taylor, Boston Globe

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Mapping the Future of Biology: Evolving Concepts and by Anouk Barberousse, Michel Morange, Visit Amazon's Thomas

By Anouk Barberousse, Michel Morange, Visit Amazon's Thomas Pradeu Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Thomas Pradeu,

This quantity is the easiest to be had software to check and appraise the various methods of today’s biology and their conceptual frameworks, serving as a springboard for brand spanking new examine on a clarified conceptual foundation. it's anticipated to represent a key reference paintings for biologists and philosophers of biology, in addition to for all scientists drawn to figuring out what's at stake within the current ameliorations of organic versions and theories. the amount is unusual by way of together with, for the 1st time, self-reflections and exchanges of perspectives on perform and theoretical attitudes through very important individuals in fresh organic debates. The questions of the way organic types and theories are developed, how options are selected and the way varied versions should be articulated, are requested. Then the publication explores a few of these convergences among varied types or theoretical frameworks. Confronting perspectives on adaptive complexity are investigated, in addition to the position of self-organization in evolution; area of interest building meets developmental biology; the guarantees of the emergent box of ecological-evolutionary-development are tested. In sum, this ebook is a marvellous account of the dynamism of today’s theoretical biology.

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Embryology, Epigenesis and Evolution: Taking Development by Jason Scott Robert

By Jason Scott Robert

Philosophers of technological know-how have tended to prevent the matter of "development" by means of focusing totally on evolutionary biology and, extra lately, on molecular biology and genetics. Jason Scott Robert explores the character of improvement because it pertains to present strategies in organic idea and perform and analyzes the interrelations among improvement and evolution (evo-devo), a space of resurgent organic inquiry.

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Craniofacial development by Yang Chai

By Yang Chai

Craniofacial Development

, the most recent quantity of Current themes in Developmental Biology maintains the legacy of this optimum serial with caliber chapters authored through leaders within the box.

This quantity covers learn equipment in Craniofacial improvement, and contains sections on such themes as microRNAs in craniofacial improvement and epigenetic rules in craniofacial improvement.

  • Provides a accomplished booklet on craniofacial improvement and tissue regeneration
  • Authored by means of top specialists during this field
  • Carefully equipped to hide an array of themes severe in assisting readers examine crucial elements of craniofacial improvement and tissue regeneration

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Embodiment and Epigenesis: Theoretical and Methodological by Richard M Lerner, Janette B. Benson

By Richard M Lerner, Janette B. Benson

Volume forty four of Advances in baby improvement and Behavior contains chapters that spotlight a few the newest examine within the quarter of embodiment and epigenesis.

A wide selection of subject matters are mentioned intimately, together with cytoplasmic inheritance redux, emergence, self association and developmental technology, and the evolution of clever developmental systems.

Each bankruptcy offers in-depth discussions, and this quantity serves as a useful source for developmental or academic psychology researchers, students, and scholars.

  • Chapters that spotlight one of the most fresh study within the area
  • A big range of themes are mentioned in detail

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Animal Lectins: A Functional View by Gerardo R. Vasta PhD, Hafiz Ahmed PhD

By Gerardo R. Vasta PhD, Hafiz Ahmed PhD

Introduces Groundbreaking techniques for Assessing Lectin Function

Lectins and their ligands are less than fairly a heavy microscope because of their strength functions to pharmacology, immunology, melanoma treatment, and agriculture. With growing to be curiosity within the glycobiology box, the physique of study regarding lectin roles has grown at an explosive price, relatively long ago twenty years. Animal Lectins: A sensible View offers the main up to date research of those carbohydrate-binding, and almost certainly lifesaving, proteins in a single accomplished quantity.

This standard-setting source offers new insights into the organic roles of such a lot animal lectins, together with their functionality in an infection prevention via innate immunity. It additionally discusses such lectin behaviors as:

  • Glycoprotein folding
  • Sorting and targeting
  • Cell adhesion
  • Embryogenesis
  • Cell-cell interactions and signaling

Describes the Structural foundation of Protein-Carbohydrate Interactions

Under the editorial assistance of 2 best protein chemistry specialists and with contributions from well-recognized box experts, this publication logically and systematically discusses either intracellular and extracellular lectin services. it's a vital springboard for destiny box study and a transparent and concise wisdom base that glycobiology, biochemistry, and immunology researchers can't have enough money to be without.

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Human Gene Evolution (Human Molecular Genetics S.) by David Cooper

By David Cooper

The tale of our evolutionary prior is informed in our genome series. Human Gene Evolution offers with the origins of human genes, describes their constitution, functionality, supplier and expression. The textual content integrates our rising wisdom of chromosome and genome constitution, and discusses the character of the mutational mechanisms underlying evolutionary switch.

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Hormones, Brain and Behavior by Donald W. Pfaff, Arthur P. Arnold, Anne M. Etgen

By Donald W. Pfaff, Arthur P. Arnold, Anne M. Etgen

Hormones, mind, and behaviour is a complete paintings discussing the influence of hormones at the mind and, for this reason, habit. This five-volume significant reference paintings has 106 chapters overlaying a large variety of themes with an in depth dialogue of the results of hormones on bugs, fish, amphibians, birds, rodents, and humans.To really comprehend all facets of our habit, we needs to take each impression (including the hormonal affects) under consideration. Donald Pfaff and a few well-qualified editors learn and talk about how we're prompted via hormonal components, providing perception, and knowledge at the lives of various species.Hormones, mind, and behaviour bargains the reader complete assurance of an rising and trendy box with a cutting-edge assessment of hormonally-mediated behaviors. The set offers precise therapy of all significant vertebrate and invertebrate version structures with first-class possibilities for pertaining to habit to molecular genetics. the subjects conceal an strange breadth (from molecules to ecophysiology), starting from easy technology to medical study, making this reference of curiosity to a wide diversity of scientists in a number of fields. Key positive factors* individuals from sixteen assorted nations and greater than 70 associations* not like the other hormone reference out there Hormones, mind and behaviour addresses hormone results in all significant vertebrate and non-vertebrate versions* A well timed, present reference on an rising box with each one bankruptcy delivering an in-depth exploration of the subject* Discusses molecular features of hormone functionality, platforms, improvement, and hormone-related illnesses* Addresses hormone results in either the constructing and grownup fearful systemTopics contain: * Mammalian and Non-mammalian Hormone-behavior platforms * mobile and Molecular Mechanisms of Hormone activities on habit * improvement of Hormone-dependent Neuronal structures * Hormone/Behavior kinfolk of medical significance

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Molecular Methods in Developmental Biology. Xenopus and by Matt Guille

By Matt Guille

Matthew Guille assembles a hands-on selection of uncomplicated and crucial molecular and embryological options for learning Xenopus and zebrafish. simply reproducible and designed to be successful, those specified equipment contain mobile concepts, strategies for the quantitative and spatial research of mRNA and proteins, and methods for the expression of gene items in embryos. extra really good equipment permit clients to research promoters and transcription elements in the course of early improvement, and comprise gel shift assays, in addition to in vitro and in vivo footprinting. Molecular tools in Developmental Biology: Xenopus and Zebrafish gives rookies quick entry to a large choice of crucial, state of the art strategies in developmental experiences, and gives skilled researchers time-saving tips and new options from specialists who've fine-tuned them for most sensible effects.

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