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Vertebrate Eye Development

  • M. Elizabeth Fini

Part of the Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation book series (RESULTS, volume 31)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Overview

  3. Early Pattern Formation

    1. Stefan Wawersik, Patricia Purcell, Richard L. Maas
      Pages 15-36
    2. Ulrike Heberlein, Jessica E. Treisman
      Pages 37-50
  4. Embryonic Induction

    1. Nicolas Hirsch, Robert M. Grainger
      Pages 51-68
  5. Retinal Differentiation

    1. Sabine Fuhrmann, Lely Chow, Thomas A. Reh
      Pages 69-91
    2. Justin P. Kumar, Kevin Moses
      Pages 93-114
    3. Richard T. Libby, William J. Brunken, Dale D. Hunter
      Pages 115-140
    4. Dennis O. Clegg, Linda H. Mullick, Kevin L. Wingerd, Hai Lin, Jason W. Atienza, Amy D. Bradshaw et al.
      Pages 141-156
  6. Formation of Neural Pathways for Vision

    1. Karl G. Johnson, William A. Harris
      Pages 157-177
  7. Regeneration

    1. Panagiotis A. Tsonis
      Pages 179-196
    2. Pamela A. Raymond, Peter F. Hitchcock
      Pages 197-218
  8. Genetic Models

    1. Jochen Graw
      Pages 219-256
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 283-288

About this book


The power of molecular genetics has recently returned the discipline of Developmental Biology to its original position at the forefront of biological research. The vertebrate eye was one of the classic embryologic models in the early 1900s. Within the last decade of the 20th century, a return to some of the old questions with the new approaches has put eye development back into the limelight. This book provides an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of the field. The latest advances in delineating genetic hierarchies for eye development in animals are discussed, as well as their relationship to congenital disorders of the eye which affect humans. Since studies in Drosophila have provided significant insight, chapters on this invertebrate model are included. In addition, a number of related areas are discussed which are unique to this book: developmental anatomy of the eye from the perspective of its optical function, recent advances in understanding how the retina connects to the brain, the role of extracellular matrix and cell adhesion molecules in eye development, and two chapters on eye regeneration in amphibians and fish.


Auge Developmernt Drosophila Entwicklung Eye Invertebrate Miolecular Biology Molekularbiologie Regeneration Sehen Vertebrate Vision anatomy developmental biology

Editors and affiliations

  • M. Elizabeth Fini
    • 1
  1. 1.Vision Research Laboratories, New England Eye CenterTufts University School of MedicineBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Vertebrate Eye Development
  • Editors M. Elizabeth Fini
  • Series Title Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-66719-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-53678-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-46826-4
  • Series ISSN 0080-1844
  • Series E-ISSN 1861-0412
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 288
  • Number of Illustrations 72 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Developmental Biology
    Cell Biology
    Biochemistry, general
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