The Neural Crest and Neural Crest Cells in Vertebrate Development and Evolution

The evolution of the neural crest sheds light on many of the oldest unanswered questions in developmental biology, including the role of germ layers in early embryogenesis, the development of the nervous system, how the vertebrate head arose developmentally and evolutionarily, and how growth factors...

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Main Author: Hall, Brian K.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY Springer US 2009, 2009
Edition:2nd ed. 2009
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Discovery and Origins
  • Discovery
  • Embryological Origins and the Identification of Neural Crest Cells
  • Delamination, Migration, and Potential
  • Evolutionary Origins
  • Neural-Crest Derivatives
  • Pigment Cells (Chromatophores)
  • Neuronal Cells and Nervous Systems
  • Cartilage Cells and Skeletal Systems
  • Teeth and Hearts: The Odontogenic and Cardiac Neural Crests
  • Abnormal Development and the Neural Crest
  • Neurocristopathies
  • NCC Development Revisited in the Context of Birth Defects