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The shaping of life : the generation of biological pattern

Author: Lionel G Harrison
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Shaping of life.
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How are patterns and shapes formed in nature? Recent breakthroughs mean we have a good understanding of the molecules involved in development, but not how these molecules are organised and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lionel G Harrison
ISBN: 9780521553506 0521553504
In: Harrison, Lionel G
OCLC Number: 723564396
Description: 247 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Foreword Thurston Lacalli; Preface; Acknowledgements; 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; Epilogue; References; Index.
Responsibility: Lionel G. Harrison.
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'The Shaping of Life is an excellent resource. To those with interest in the evolution and theory at the interface of physical chemistry and the biological sphere, this book offers a pithy and Read more...

 
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