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Neural induction in Xenopus

Richard M. Harland

in Molecular and Cellular Approaches to Neural Development

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195111668
eISBN:
9780199865833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111668.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems, Development

This chapter discusses the biology of neural induction in Xenopus laevis. Recently, several diverse mechanisms that have been proposed to account for neural induction have been simplified into one. ... More


The Decline of Soft Inheritance

Scott Gilbert

in Transformations of Lamarckism: From Subtle Fluids to Molecular Biology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015141
eISBN:
9780262295642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015141.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses how the field notion and soft inheritance were left out in the genetics program of biology. A morphogenetic field is a “soft,” developmental version of inheritance and one of ... More


A Processual Perspective on Cancer

Marta Bertolaso and John Dupré

in Everything Flows: Towards a Processual Philosophy of Biology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198779636
eISBN:
9780191824685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779636.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter attempts to illuminate the dynamic stability of the organism and the robustness of its developmental pathway by considering the biology of cancer. Healthy development and stable ... More


The epistemological resilience of the concept of morphogenetic field

Davide Vecchi and Isaac Hernández

in Towards a Theory of Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199671427
eISBN:
9780191781117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671427.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Developmental Biology

This chapter examines issues of causality in developmental biology. Specifically, the focus is on the ontological status of the concept of morphogenetic field, traditionally introduced in embryology ... More


Skillful Coping: Processes of Becoming and Being in Practice

Anna Brown, Gail Greig, and Emilia Ferraro

in Skillful Performance: Enacting Capabilities, Knowledge, Competence, and Expertise in Organizations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198806639
eISBN:
9780191844768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806639.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines and accounts for skillful coping and its complexity in a way that linear and staged models cannot. The authors propose a morphogenetic approach of enskilment that surmounts the ... More


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