© 1976

Developmental Biology and Pathology

  • A. Gropp
  • K. Benirschke
Conference proceedings

Part of the Current Topics in Pathology book series (CT PATHOLOGY, volume 62)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Introduction

  3. Oocyte, Early Embryo and Maternal Host. Morphology and Biochemistry

  4. Pharmacological and Hormonal Influences in Early Embryogenesis

  5. Teratology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. L. Saxén, M. Karkinen-Jääskeläinen, I. Saxén
      Pages 123-143
  6. Cytogenetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. O. Bomsel-Helmreich
      Pages 155-175
    3. A. Gropp, B. Putz, U. Zimmermann
      Pages 177-192
    4. J. G. Boué, A. Boué
      Pages 193-208
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 209-218

About these proceedings


The early development of the mammalian embryo belongs to a period which, for the student, provides the particularly deep fascination connected with the processes of germination of the fIrst tender buds of life. Moreover, developmental biology encompasses a very large part of biology; if broadly dermed - almost all of it. The same is true for the fIeld of pathology if the manifold possibilities of disorders of the orderly arranged pathways of developmental processes are considered. Normal development in its earliest steps - and it would be diffI­ cult to see it otherwise - means the functioning of very intricate systems of complex inter­ dependent cycles controlled by structural, genetic, physiological and biochemical determi­ nants. However, disturbances interfering with them in their very different ways, can lead to fetal death, disorders of growth and differentiation, malformation and disease, sometimes as late as in the next generation or later. This is, indeed, the concern of the pathologist to whom and to whose interest in developmental pathology, this book is dedicated. The outlines of the present volume were conceived at a symposium on "Control of early em­ bryogenesis and factors responsible for failure of embryonic development" held May 1-4, 1974 in Travemtinde and sponsored by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Almost fIfty active participants attended this conference. At the time and in keeping with the purpose of the conference, publication of the proceedings was not envisaged.


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Editors and affiliations

  • A. Gropp
    • 1
  • K. Benirschke
    • 2
  1. 1.Abteilung für PathologieMedizinische Hochschule LübeckLübeckGermany
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologySan Diego School of MedicineLa JollaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Developmental Biology and Pathology
  • Editors A. Gropp
    Kurt Benirschke
  • Series Title Current Topics in Pathology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1976
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-07881-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-66460-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-66458-8
  • Series ISSN 0070-2188
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 218
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pathology
    Cell Biology
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