Experimental Embryology in Aquatic Plants and Animals

  • Hans-Jürg Marthy

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 195)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Selected Aquatic Plant Organisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sigrid Berger, Walter L. Dillard
      Pages 21-40
    3. Ralph S. Quatrano
      Pages 41-56
  3. Selected Aquatic Animal Organisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Christian Sardet, Danièle Carré, Christian Rouvière
      Pages 83-94
    3. Jaume Baguñà, Rafael Romero, Emili Saló, Joan Collet, Carme Auladell, Maria Ribas et al.
      Pages 129-162
    4. Jo A. M. Van den Biggelaar, Florenci Serras
      Pages 177-192
    5. Hans-Jürg Marthy, Luigia Santella, Brian Dale
      Pages 193-196
    6. Adriaan W. C. Dorresteijn, Bernhard Kluge
      Pages 197-209
    7. Brian Dale
      Pages 273-289
    8. William R. Jeffery, Rebecca L. Beach, Frederick E. Harrington, Billie J. Swalla, Mary E. White
      Pages 291-314
  4. Historical and Conceptual Aspects of “Causal Embryology”

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339
  5. Contributions of General Value to Embryological Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
    2. Gregor Eichele, Christina Thaller
      Pages 359-375
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 395-407

About this book


The NATO Advanced Study Institute on "Experimental Embryology in Aquatic Plant and Animal Organisms" was attended by more than 70 participants, including 15 invited main lecturers from 18 different countries. In accordance with the main purpose of the meeting, senior scientists, postdoctoral investigators and graduate students working in areas of descriptive and experimental embryology, classical, molecular and developmental biology, physiology and biochemistry etc. , were brought together for two weeks as a community with a strong common interest in "development"; that is, the multiple phenomena and mechanisms, in molecular, cellular, genetic and organismic terms, observed in the development of aquatic organisms. Initial concern that the great variety of biological models as well as of research subjects would harm the scientific quality and coherency of the course was unnecessary. It was exactly this breadth which made the Institute worthwhile for each of the participants. Since many of the "students" were younger scientists starting a career, it was the main goal of the course to offer a concise overview of selected system models of primarily aquatic organisms and to present and discuss research carried out in the past and in progress. Thus, each main speaker gave two in-depth lectures: one in which he presented an overview of "his" model and another dealing with current investigations.


Embryo development developmental biology embryology physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans-Jürg Marthy
    • 1
  1. 1.Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)Université Pierre et Marie CurieBanyuls-sur-MerFrance

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