Bones and Cartilage: Developmental and Evolutionary Skeletal by Brian K. Hall

By Brian K. Hall

Bones and Cartilage presents the main in-depth evaluate ever assembled at the subject. It examines the functionality, improvement and evolution of bone and cartilage as tissues, organs and skeletal platforms. It describes how bone and cartilage is constructed in embryos and are maintained in adults, how bone reappears once we holiday a leg, or perhaps regenerates while a newt grows a brand new limb, or a lizard a tail.

This e-book additionally appears on the molecules and cells that make bones and cartilages and the way they vary in numerous elements of the physique and throughout species. It solutions such questions as “Is bone regularly bone?” “Do bones that enhance not directly via exchanging different tissues, similar to marrow, tendons or ligaments, vary from one another?” “Is fish bone kind of like human bone?” “Can sharks even make bone?” and lots of more.

* whole assurance of each element of bone and cartilage
* jam-packed with fascinating and strange facts
* the single booklet on hand that integrates improvement and evolution of the skeleton
* Treats all degrees from molecular to medical, embryos to evolution
* Written in a full of life, obtainable style
* broadly illustrated and referenced
* Integrates research of differentiation, development and patterning
* Covers the entire vertebrates in addition to invertebrate cartilages
* Identifies the stem cells in embryos and adults which may make skeletal tissues

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