The Resource The shaping of life : the generation of biological pattern, Lionel G. Harrison

The shaping of life : the generation of biological pattern, Lionel G. Harrison

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The shaping of life : the generation of biological pattern
Title
The shaping of life
Title remainder
the generation of biological pattern
Statement of responsibility
Lionel G. Harrison
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Biological development, how organisms acquire their form, is one of the great frontiers in science. While a vast knowledge of the molecules involved in development has been gained in recent decades, big questions remain on the molecular organization and physics that shape cells, tissues and organisms. Physical scientists and biologists traditionally have very different backgrounds and perspectives, yet some of the fundamental questions in developmental biology will only be answered by combining expertise from a range of disciplines. This book is a personal account by Professor Lionel Harrison of an interdisciplinary approach to studying biological pattern formation. It articulates the power of studying dynamics in development: that to understand how an organism is made we must not only know the structure of its molecules; we must also understand how they interact and how fast they do so"--
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Harrison, Lionel G
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH491
LC item number
.H35 2011 (SEL Recreational Science--Nonfiction)
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Pattern formation (Biology)
  • Morphogenesis
  • Developmental biology
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The shaping of life : the generation of biological pattern, Lionel G. Harrison
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 226-242) and index
Contents
1. Organizer.organize thyself -- Part I. Watching Plants Grow:2 . Branching: how do plants get it started?; 3. Whorled structures; 4. Dichotomous branching; 5. Micrasterias and computing patterning along with growth -- Part II. Between Plants and Animals: 6. The emergence of dynamic theories; 7. Classifying developmental theories as physical chemistry -- Part III. But Animals are Different: 8. The dreaded fruit fly; 9. Various vertebrate events
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 247 p.
Isbn
9780521553506
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
20100298 20
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)651920685
  • (OCoLC)651920685
Label
The shaping of life : the generation of biological pattern, Lionel G. Harrison
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 226-242) and index
Contents
1. Organizer.organize thyself -- Part I. Watching Plants Grow:2 . Branching: how do plants get it started?; 3. Whorled structures; 4. Dichotomous branching; 5. Micrasterias and computing patterning along with growth -- Part II. Between Plants and Animals: 6. The emergence of dynamic theories; 7. Classifying developmental theories as physical chemistry -- Part III. But Animals are Different: 8. The dreaded fruit fly; 9. Various vertebrate events
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 247 p.
Isbn
9780521553506
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
20100298 20
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)651920685
  • (OCoLC)651920685

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