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The Penn Press list for fall 2017 includes hardcover releases, first-time paperbacks, and ebook editions intended for scholars, students, and serious general readers worldwide. Click here to explore our forthcoming books, grouped by subject area.

Molecular Approaches to Supracellular Phenomena

Edited by Stephen Roth

242 pages | 6 X 9 | 60 illus.
Cloth 1990 | ISBN 9780812282511 | Buy from De Gruyter $79.95 | €69.95 | £70.50
Ebook 2016 | ISBN 9781512806441 | Buy from De Gruyter $79.95 | €69.95 | £70.50
This book is available under special arrangement from our European publishing partner De Gruyter.
An Anniversary Collection volume

This volume focuses on a group of diverse developmental processes that have resisted incisive analysis when conventional genetic and biochemical methodologies were employed. Relatively little is known at the molecular level about these processes, but the contributors have taken a firm stand by either presenting hypotheses or suggesting new ways to approach research problems in their fields.

The authors describe new models and hypotheses for such complex questions as: Embryos are biological clocks, but how do they keep time? Oncogenes cause many tumors, even though they are, or are related to, normal components of genomes. What is their normal function? Morphogenesis is the acquisition or form by embryos, and it is under strict genetic control. Nevertheless, no gene product yet identified plays a direct role in these cellular movements. Why has it not been found?

Molecular Approaches to Supracellular Phenomena will Interest students, scholars, and researchers in developmental biology.

Stephen Roth was Professor of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania.

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