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Developmental Biology Protocols: v. 3

Developmental Biology Protocols: v. 3

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ISBN: 9780896035768    Publisher: Humana Press Inc. Year of publishing: 2000     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 548        
Drawing on state-of-the-art cellular and molecular techniques as well as new and sophisticated imaging and information technologies, this comprehensive, three-volume collection of cutting-edge protocols...Read more
Drawing on state-of-the-art cellular and molecular techniques as well as new and sophisticated imaging and information technologies, this comprehensive, three-volume collection of cutting-edge protocols provides readily reproducible methods for studying and analyzing the events of embryonic development. "Volume 1" (ISBN: 089603-574-3) contains techniques for establishing and characterizing several widely used experimental model systems, for the study of developmental patterns and morphogenesis, and for the examination of embryo structure and function. There are also step-by-step methods for the analysis of cell lineage, the production and use of chimeras, and the experimental and molecular manipulation of embryos, including the application of viral vectors. "Volume 2" (ISBN: 0-89603-575-1) describes state-of-the-art methods for the study of organogenesis, the analysis of abnormal development and teratology, the screening and mapping of novel genes and mutations, and the application of transgenesis, including the production of transgenic animals and gene knockouts.
No less innovative, "Volume 3" (ISBN: 0-89603-576-X) introduces powerful techniques for the manipulation of developmental gene expression and function, the analysis of gene expression, the characterization of tissue morphogenesis and development, the in vitro study of differentiation and development, and the genetic analysis of developmental models of diseases. Highly practical and richly annotated, the three volumes of "Developmental Biology Protocols" describe multiple experimental systems and details techniques adopted from the broadest array of biomedical disciplines.
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We live in a time of rising expectations. Being a developmental biologist at the turn of the millenium demands expertise in embryological manipulation, viral gene expression, in situ hybridization,...Read more
We live in a time of rising expectations. Being a developmental biologist at the turn of the millenium demands expertise in embryological manipulation, viral gene expression, in situ hybridization, videomicroscopy, in vitro assays, transgenic embryo production, cell lineage analysis, PCR techniques, and computer-enhanced imaging technology. Rocky Tuan and Cecilia Lo have done the field (and each scientist within it) a wonderful service by collecting and editing the protocols of the masters of each echnique. More than 100 papers spanning these areas (and more) patiently lead one through each method, giving details on what brand of microscope slides to use, what centrifuge tubes work best, and where to purchase each piece of equipment. Copious notes provide details based on the laboratories' experiences of what works and what doesn't. Developmental Biology Protocols is a library in itself and will be essential for every laboratory of developmental biology. This is the collection to get before your next grant application is due."-Scott Gilbert, Department of Biology, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA "The range of techniques, from viral vectors to imaging, and of organisms, from sea urchins to mammals, is comprehensive yet focused. This work should be an invaluable aid to those interested in all aspects of comparative development. This work is logically organized and presents a great opportunity for not only picking up a technique but also placing it in a logical context. Well done!" -Barbara B. Knowles, Director of Research, Jackson Labs, Bar Harbor, ME "Among similar laboratory manuals Developmental Biology Protocols edited by Tuan and Lo impress by their breadth of coverage, timeliness, and scrupulous attention to detail...these protocols will be an invaluable aid to every geneticist and developmental biologist."-Davor Solter, Director of Developmental Biology, Max-Planck Institute, Freiburg, Germany
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