Genetics, Epigenetics and Environmental Regulation

  • Vincenzo E. A. Russo
  • David J. Cove
  • Lois G. Edgar
  • Rudolf Jaenisch
  • Francesco Salamini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXII
  2. Microbial Systems, Both Prokaryote and Eukaryote

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Peter G. Stockley, Nicola J. Stonehouse
      Pages 3-20
    3. Xin Bi, James R. Broach
      Pages 49-65
    4. Pauline Schaap, Jeffrey Williams
      Pages 83-97
  3. Plants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Casper Vroemen, Sacco De Vries
      Pages 121-132
    3. Liam Dolan
      Pages 133-144
    4. Carlo Pozzi, Kai J. Müller, Wolfgang Rohde, Francesco Salamini
      Pages 145-165
    5. Brendan Davies, Hans Sommer, Zsuzsanna Schwarz-Sommer
      Pages 167-183
    6. Stephen Slocombe, Monika Maitz, Gregorio Hueros, Heinz-Albert Becker, Guo Yan, Martin Müller et al.
      Pages 185-197
    7. Giorgio Morelli, Ida Ruberti
      Pages 199-210
    8. J. Allan Downie, Nicholas J. Brewin
      Pages 211-230
  4. Animals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Martin Klingler, Diethard Tautz
      Pages 311-330
    3. Jose A. Campos-Ortega
      Pages 331-345
    4. Adam Amsterdam, Nancy Hopkins
      Pages 371-387
    5. Davor Solter, Barbara B. Knowles
      Pages 389-394
    6. Peter W. Laird
      Pages 395-405
    7. Jeannie T. Lee
      Pages 407-419
    8. Johanna A. Joyce, Anne C. Ferguson-Smith
      Pages 421-434
    9. Michael A. Rudnicki
      Pages 435-445
    10. Ernest Arenas, Patrik Ernfors
      Pages 447-461
    11. Andrew Chess
      Pages 463-470
    12. Erwin E. Wagner, Zhao-Qi Wang
      Pages 471-485
    13. Ueli Schibler, Daniel J. Lavery
      Pages 487-505
    14. David J. Cove, Ian A. Hope, Ralph S. Quatrano
      Pages 507-524
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 525-542

About this book


The last 10 years have shown a dramatic revolution in our understanding of development, particularly at the level of molecular genetics, and the profound importance of epigenetic and environmental regulation has been recognized only recently. Development: Genetics, Epigenetics and Environmental Regulation describes the results of this revolution. It is written in a clear way and includes many informative figures. This textbook is intended for students who want a current overview and introduction to specific areas of developmental biology and for researchers who are interested in a summary of developments beyond their individual research interests. Most of the organisms currently being studied are covered, including viruses, bacteria, yeast, Neurospora, Aspergillus, Dictyostelium, Arabidopsis, maize, snapdragon, C. elegans, Drosophila, zebrafish, mouse, hamster, and humans. The subjects discussed range from self-assembly to spatial and temporal gene regulation, from cell type determination to cell-cell communication, and from environmental regulation to genetic imprinting.


Activation Chromosom DNA Entwicklung Termination cell division eukaryota eukaryote gene expression genes influence microorganism migration regulation virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Vincenzo E. A. Russo
    • 1
  • David J. Cove
    • 2
  • Lois G. Edgar
    • 3
  • Rudolf Jaenisch
    • 4
  • Francesco Salamini
    • 5
  1. 1.MPI für Molekulare GenetikBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Leeds Institute of Plant Biochemistry and AgricultureUniversity of LeedsLeedsGreat Britain
  3. 3.Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental BiologyUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA
  4. 4.Whitehead InstituteNine Cambridge CenterCambridgeUSA
  5. 5.MPI für ZüchtungsforschungKölnGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64141-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-59828-9
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