Bioscience

Amphibian Morphogenesis

Authors: Fox, Harold

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4612-5302-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-89603-043-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4612-9777-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This book came about as a result of a review I had written earlier on fea­ tures of cellular changes occurring during anuran metamorphosis. Only a limited treatment of this subject was possible in such a circumscribed work and only specific examples of organic change were dealt with. Thus the sins of omission weighed heavily, for so much information could not be included to provide a more comprehensive and authenticated account of the elaborate, complex, and far-reaching changes that an aquatic larva undergoes to become a terrestrial froglet. A good deal of my working life has been spent investigating amphib­ ians, especially their larval developmental morphology during metamor­ phosis, first at the level of light microscopy and in later years by electronmicroscopy. Initially I was particularly concerned with morpho­ logical homologies of a variety of larval structures, such as the cranial and pharyngeal skeleton and the nerves and musculature, in order to learn more about amphibian phylogeny, for during my pre-and early postgrad­ uate years G. R. Beer and D. M. S. Watson inspired an undying interest in and respect for vertebrate comparative anatomy. However, it now seems to be that amphibian phylogenetic relationships are best dealt with by the paleontologists, so ably demonstrated by D. M. S. Watson and A. S. Romer and the contemporary enthusiasts in this field like A. L. Panchen, R. L. Carroll, E. Jarvik, and K. S. Thompson among a host of others, particularly in the USA.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Amphibians

    Fox, Harold

    Pages 1-16

  • Staging of Embryonic and Larval Amphibians

    Fox, Harold

    Pages 17-52

  • Organic Origin, Development and Change in Anuran Larvae to the Completion of Metamorphosis

    Fox, Harold

    Pages 53-175

  • Cellular Differentiation, Ontogeny and Molecular Biology

    Fox, Harold

    Pages 177-237

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4612-5302-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-89603-043-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4612-9777-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Amphibian Morphogenesis
Authors
Series Title
Bioscience
Copyright
1984
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
The HUMANA Press Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-5302-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-5302-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-89603-043-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-9777-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
316
Topics