Human Embryology and Developmental Biology, 5th Edition
With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access
Master the concepts you need to know with Human Embryology and Developmental Biology. Dr. Bruce M. Carlson's clear explanations provide an easy-to-follow "road map" through the most up-to-date scientific knowledge, giving you a deeper understanding of the key information you need to know for your courses, exams, and ultimately clinical practice.Table of Contents
New to This Edition
- Grasp the molecular basis of embryology , including the processes of branching and folding - essential knowledge for determining the root of many abnormalities.
- Understand the clinical manifestations of developmental abnormalities with clinical vignettes and Clinical Correlations boxes throughout.
- Visualize normal and abnormal development with hundreds of superb clinical photos and embryological drawings.
- Access the fully searchable text online, view animations, answer self-assessment questions, and much more at www.studentconsult.com.
"This book covers in depth the structures and mechanisms of early human embryonic development from the prefertilization period through organogenesis and provides access to the Student Consult website, which includes downloadable full-color illustrations and animated videos showing select developmental processes. The book includes numerous boxed clinical correlations, case vignettes, and review questions with answers. The illustrations are excellent and include several new scanning electron micrographs and clinical case photographs. The revision of chapter 12, on the neural crest, is especially valuable as it effectively consolidates the latest information regarding the complex role of this tissue in development. Grouping the integumentary, skeletal, and muscular systems together in chapter 9 may confuse readers, as these tissues primarily arise from different primordia. The extensive passages on molecular processes and signaling pathways may be daunting to readers lacking a foundation in molecular biology or genetics, and the book would benefit from placing these sections under separate subheadings. In addition, it would be helpful to include chapter information in the page headers, as well as a glossary."-Erin Leslie, PhD(Midwestern University) Doody Review: 4 stars
By Bruce M. Carlson, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology; Director, Institute of Gerontology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI