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Conserved developmental processes and the evolution of novel traits: wounds, embryos, veins, and butterfly eyespots

Patrícia Beldade and Suzanne V. Saenko

in Animal Evolution: Genomes, Fossils, and Trees

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199549429
eISBN:
9780191721601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549429.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Developmental Biology

The origin and diversification of morphological novelties is a key issue in evolutionary developmental biology. Possibilities for comparative analysis of the genetic and developmental bases of such ... More


Medicine and the Life Sciences

Jon McGinnis

in Avicenna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195331479
eISBN:
9780199868032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331479.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter first considers where Avicenna envisions medicine within his general classification of the sciences. It next presents the general principles of the humoral medicine that Avicenna adopts, ... More


The Neurobiology of an Insect Brain

Malcolm Burrows

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523444
eISBN:
9780191724411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523444.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Invertebrate Neurobiology

Studies of insect nervous systems have made an immense contribution to our understanding of how a brain works and the way that the connections between constituent neurons are formed during ... More


Development of the nervous system Development of the nervous system

Malcolm Burrows

in The Neurobiology of an Insect Brain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523444
eISBN:
9780191724411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523444.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Invertebrate Neurobiology

A functional nervous system must be laid down embryonically and be capable of producing adaptive movements in response to particular sensory stimuli as soon as the diminutive larval locust emerges ... More


The Evolved Structure of Mammalian Memory

Don M. Tucker and Phan Luu

in Cognition and Neural Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199838523
eISBN:
9780199985654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838523.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

New evidence on the control of neural development is emerging from studies of gene expression in mammalian and human neuroembryogenesis. This chapter reviews several findings from this research that ... More


How cell mechanics shapes embryos

Michel Labouesse

in New Trends in the Physics and Mechanics of Biological Systems: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 92, July 2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199605835
eISBN:
9780191729522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605835.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

Embryonic morphogenesis refers to the stages during which embryos and their organs acquire their functional structure. It requires groups of cells with similar properties to organize themselves in ... More


Courtship and Reproduction

A. Peter Klimley

in The Biology of Sharks and Rays

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226442495
eISBN:
9780226923086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923086.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter discusses the courtship behavior and reproductive biology of sharks and rays. It covers the spermatogenesis and sexual maturation of male sharks and rays; sexual maturation and embryonic ... More


Normal Development and the Beginning of Human Life: Why Scientists Are Being Asked Theological Questions and Why Theologians Are Being Asked Scientific Questions

Scott Gilbert

in Fear, Wonder, and Science in the New Age of Reproductive Biotechnology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231170949
eISBN:
9780231544580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170949.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter looks at the beginnings of embryonic development, the function of embryonic stem cells. The development of the human embryo strikes both scientists and laypeople alike with awe and ... More


Developmental Biology and Larval Ecology: The Natural History of the Crustacea, Volume 7

Klaus Anger, Steffen Harzsch, and Martin Thiel (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190648954
eISBN:
9780197538005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190648954.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Aquatic Biology

This volume examines Developmental Biology and Larval Ecology, Chapters in this volume synthesize our current understanding of early crustacean development from the egg through the embryonic and ... More


Status of the Embryo in the Light of Islamic Jurisprudence

Abul Fadl Mohsin Ebrahim

in Law and Medicine: Current Legal Issues Volume 3

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299189
eISBN:
9780191685644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299189.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Medical Law

This chapter argues that destroying the embryo is regarded as a crime in the light of Islamic jurisprudence. It is for this reason that Muslims in general do not opt for abortion once pregnancy has ... More


Taking Care of the Baby: Prenatal Care at the Doctor’s Office and Beyond

Lara Freidenfelds

in The Myth of the Perfect Pregnancy: A History of Miscarriage in America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190869816
eISBN:
9780190052171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190869816.003.0005
Subject:
History, Family History, American History: 20th Century

Beginning in the early nineteenth century, as Americans began to emphasize mothers’ roles in nurturing and raising children rather than conceiving and bearing them, pregnancy was increasingly ... More


Improvements in our understanding of behaviour during incubation

V. Marasco and K.A. Spencer

in Nests, Eggs, and Incubation: New ideas about avian reproduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198718666
eISBN:
9780191788086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718666.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

The importance of incubation behaviour in driving breeding success and ultimately individual fitness has been the focus of a great deal of work over the last few decades. Here, the chapter reviews ... More


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