Developmental Biology

Developmental Biology

What is Developmental Biology? It is the field of biology that studies the processes by which multicellular organisms grow and develop, controlled by their genes.  It involves the study of mechanisms of development, differentiation, and growth in animals and plants at the molecular, cellular, genetic and evolutionary levels. It also encompasses the biology of regeneration, asexual reproduction, metamorphosis, and the growth and differentiation of stem cells in the adult …

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Comparative Embryology- Principle, Significance

Comparative embryology is the branch of embryology that compares and contrasts embryos of different species, showing how all animals are related. Put simply, comparative embryology is the comparison of embryo development across species. All vertebrate embryos follow a common developmental path due to their common ancestry. They pass from single cells to multi-celled zygotes, clumps of cells called morulas, and hollow balls of cells called blastulas, …

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Evolutionary Embryology

Embryology, the study of embryos, is an important cornerstone of biological evolution and can be used to help determine similarities and differences between various species. An embryo of an organism is the fertilized egg as it goes through the processes of development that is specific to that species. When looking at how the animal develops from an embryo to an adult, you can compare the …

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