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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 ebook additionally appears to be like on the molecules and cells that make bones and cartilages and the way they vary in numerous components of the physique and throughout species. It solutions such questions as “Is bone continuously bone?” “Do bones that improve in a roundabout way through exchanging different tissues, similar to marrow, tendons or ligaments, range from one another?” “Is fish bone just like human bone?” “Can sharks even make bone?” and lots of more.

* entire assurance of each element of bone and cartilage
* filled with fascinating and weird facts
* the one ebook to be had 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
* commonly illustrated and referenced
* Integrates research of differentiation, development and patterning
* Covers all of the vertebrates in addition to invertebrate cartilages
* Identifies the stem cells in embryos and adults that may make skeletal tissues

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