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Embryology of the Eye and the Role of Developmental Genes

Olof H. Sundin

in Genetic Diseases of the Eye, Second Edition

Second edition

Published on behalf of © Elias I. Traboulsi

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780195326147
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199975181 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195326147.003.0001

Series: Oxford Monographs on Medical Genetics

Embryology of the Eye and the Role of Developmental Genes

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This chapter introduces the reader to molecules and cellular processes that take part in the formation of the eye. The basic question of embryology is how a single cell, the fertilized egg, gives rise to a complex organism. Classical embryology has provided an important framework for the anatomic description of this process and identified some of its component events. More recently, the application of genetic and biochemical methods has begun to uncover many of the molecular mechanisms that guide development.

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Subjects: Clinical Genetics ; Ophthalmology

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