Differentiation and Growth of Cells in Vertebrate Tissues

  • G. Goldspink

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jane E. Brown, K. W. Jones
    Pages 1-51
  3. Marcus Jacobson
    Pages 53-67
  4. G. Goldspink
    Pages 69-99
  5. P. F. Harris
    Pages 209-262
  6. Margaret J. Manning, J. D. Horton
    Pages 263-295
  7. D. Bellamy
    Pages 297-314
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 315-323

About this book


In recent years a new field of study has arisen called developmental biology. The term developmental biology is really a new name for embryology; it is, however, used to denote the molecular approach to the study of developing systems. In this book we have tried wherever possible to blend the older information of classical embryology and in particular organogeny with the newer concepts of developmental biology. The original intention was to cover all the tissues of the body in this book. However, it soon became obvious that it was not possible to do this within one volume. Therefore we decided to have two general chapters, one on the basic concepts of cellular development and an­ other on the ageing of cells (this being considered part of the normal growth process). In addition to these two general chapters we have included chapters on some of the major tissues. These were chosen not just to illustrate the points made in the general chapters but because there is enough information available on the development of these tissues for the expert in that field to present a good, readable account. It is hoped that at a later date when more information is available, we will be able to extend this work, probably as several volumes, and to include the other tissues of the body which are not dealt with in this volume.


biology developmental biology embryology skin tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • G. Goldspink
    • 1
  1. 1.Reader in ZoologyUniversity of HullUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1974
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
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  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-11390-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-3304-1
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