Molecular Genetics of Axial Patterning, Growth and Disease in the Drosophila Eye

Editors: Singh, Amit, Kango-Singh, Madhuri (Eds.)

  • Most updated title in the past ten years to cover this topic
  • Reviews all molecular genetic aspects of axial patterning in the drosophila eye
  • Reviews the research and relates it to how it can transform our understanding of human diseases like cancer​
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About this book

Undoubtedly, Drosophila melanogaster, fruit fly, has proved to be one of the most popular invertebrate model organisms, and the work horse for modern day biologists. Drosophila, a highly versatile model with a genetic legacy of more than a century, provides powerful genetic, cellular, biochemical and molecular biology tools to address many questions extending from basic biology to human diseases.  One of the most important questions in biology focuses on how does a multi-cellular organism develop from a single-celled embryo. The discovery of the genes responsible for pattern formation has helped refine this question, and led to other questions, such as the role of various genetics and cell biological pathways in regulating the crucial process of pattern formation and growth during organogenesis.  Drosophila eye model has been extensively used to study molecular genetic mechanisms involved in patterning and growth. Since the genetic machinery involved in the Drosophila eye is similar to humans, it has been used to model human diseases and homology to eyes in other taxa. This book will discuss molecular genetic mechanisms of pattern formation, mutations in axial patterning, Genetic regulation of growth in Drosophila eye, and more. There have been no titles in the past ten years covering this topic, thus an update is urgently needed.​

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Early Eye Development: Specification and Determination

    Bürgy-Roukala, Emmi (et al.)

    Pages 1-36

  • Molecular Genetic Mechanisms of Axial Patterning: Mechanistic Insights into Generation of Axes in the Developing Eye

    Tare, Meghana (et al.)

    Pages 37-73

  • Catching the Next Wave: Patterning of the Drosophila Eye by the Morphogenetic Furrow

    Kumar, Justin P.

    Pages 75-97

  • Cell Morphogenesis: Tracing the Paths of Induction During Drosophila Ommatidial Development

    Curtiss, Jennifer

    Pages 99-140

  • Cell Polarity in Drosophila Retina

    Nam, Sang-Chul

    Pages 141-162

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eBook $159.00
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Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-8231-4
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-5303-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Molecular Genetics of Axial Patterning, Growth and Disease in the Drosophila Eye
Editors
  • Amit Singh
  • Madhuri Kango-Singh
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-8232-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-8232-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-8231-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5303-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 368
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 63 illustrations in colour
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