© 1993

Preimplantation Embryo Development

  • Barry D. Bavister
Conference proceedings

Part of the Serono Symposia, USA Norwell, Massachusetts book series (SERONOSYMP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Development of the Oocyte

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David F. Albertini, Dineli Wickramasinghe, Susan Messinger, Britta A. Mattson, Carlos E. Plancha
      Pages 3-21
    3. Marcia L. O’Connell, Joaquin Huarte, Dominique Belin, Jean-Dominique Vassalli, Sidney Strickland
      Pages 38-42
  3. Epigenetic Control of Embryo Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Barry D. Bavister, Susan H. McKiernan
      Pages 57-72
    3. Jay M. Baltz, John D. Biggers, Claude Lechene
      Pages 97-111
  4. Genetics of Embryo Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Andrew J. Watson, Aileen Hogan, Ann Hahnel, Gilbert A. Schultz
      Pages 115-130
    3. Terry Magnuson, Shyam K. Sharan, Bernadette Holdener-Kenny
      Pages 131-143
    4. Anne C. Ferguson-Smith, M. Azim Surani
      Pages 144-156
    5. Janet Rossant, Elizabeth Merentes-Diaz, Elen Gocza, Eszter Ivanyi, Andras Nagy
      Pages 157-165
  5. Differentiation of the Embryo

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Catherine S. Gardiner, Alfred R. Menino Jr.
      Pages 200-210

About these proceedings


This volume contains the Proceedings of the Serono Symposium on Pre­ implantation Embryo Development, held in Newton, Massachusetts, in 1991. The idea for the symposium grew out of the 1989 Serono Symposium on Fertilization in Mammals* at which preimplantation development was the predominant suggestion for a follow-up topic. This was indeed a timely subject in view of the recent resurgence of interest in this funda­ mental phase of embryogenesis and its relevance to basic research and applied fertility studies in humans, food-producing animals, and endangered species. The symposium brought together speakers from a broad range of disciplines in order to focus on key regulatory mechanisms in embryo development, using a wide variety of animal models, and on representative topics in human preimplantation embryogenesis. The culmination of preimplantation development is a blastocyst con­ taining the first differentiated embryonic tissues and capable of initiating and sustaining pregnancy. The central objective of the symposium was to throw light on the regulation of cellular and molecular events underlying blastocyst formation. It was particularly appropriate that the date of the symposium marked the 20th anniversary of the publication of the classic volume Biology of the Blastocyst, the proceedings of an international workshop held in 1970. This book, which summarized most of the information then available on this topic in mammals, was edited by the pioneer in blastocyst research, Dr. Richard B1andau, who was the guest speaker at the symposium.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Barry D. Bavister
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Animal Health and Biomedical SciencesUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA

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