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Brain Development of Medaka Fish: A New Concept of Brain Morphogenesis in Vertebrates (Original PDF from Publisher)

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Format : Publisher PDF

File Size : 18.6 MB

ISBN : 9789811943232

By Yuji Ishikawa, Naoyuki Yamamoto, Hanako Hagio
This book describes the developmental process of the brain of the medaka fish. It aims to understand the brain structure of vertebrates, including humans, by taking the brain of the medaka fish as an example and showing its actual developmental process. From developmental and evolutionary viewpoints, the understanding of the brain proceeds from simple to complex structures. Fish retain the basic form of vertebrates, and their brain morphology is relatively simple. Therefore, the fish brain is useful in understanding the brain structure. This book is unique for describing the entire process of the brain development in a specific fish. In addition, the book introduces the readers to a new concept of “Hourglass of Brain Morphogenesis”, concerning the general rule of brain morphogenesis in vertebrates. The authors propose that the brain morphology is highly conserved at the middle developmental stage but diverges more extensively at earlier and later stages. The new concept challenges the accepted theory that has been widely shared for about 200 years since K. von Baer (1828, 1837) and K. von Kupffer (1906) who proposed that three primary brain vesicles at earlier developmental stages develop into five secondary brain vesicles at later developmental stages in all vertebrates. The book provides a basic understanding of the vertebrate brain and is useful for all readers who wish to understand the complex structure of the brain.


Product Details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Springer; 1st ed. 2022 edition (September 28, 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 281 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9811943230
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-9811943232
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 9789811943232
  • eText ISBN: 9789811943249


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