By S. Hörstadius (auth.), Professor Dr. G. Czihak (eds.)
Sea urchin eggs are gadgets of ask yourself for the scholar who sees them for the 1st time lower than the microscope. The formation of the fertil ization membrane after insemination, the great thing about mitotic cleavage, the based swimming of embryos, stay an esthetic excitement even for the eyes of pro investigators. yet sea urchin eggs produce other, simpler, benefits: they lend themselves to surgical procedure effortlessly and so they heal completely; they are often bought in very huge quantities and signify therefore an exceptionally favorable fabric for biochemists and molecular embryologists. it's not fabulous that, in view of those unheard of benefits, sea urchin eggs have attracted the curiosity of innumerable biologists on the grounds that O. HERTWIG came across the fusion of the pronuclei (amphimixy), in Paracentrotus lividus, nearly a century in the past. the aim of the current e-book is to offer, in an entire and orderly type, the large quantity of knowledge which has been accumulated, during a hun dred years of sea urchin embryology. JOSEPH NEEDHAM, in 1930, used to be nonetheless capable of current all that used to be recognized, at the moment, at the biochemistry of all attainable species of constructing eggs and embryos in his well-known "Chemical Embryology" (Cambridge college Press) . it is going to now not be attainable for one guy to write down a latest model of what was once a "Bible" for the younger embryologists of 40 years ago.
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