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dc.creatorNavis, Adam R.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-10T13:10:24Z
dc.date.available2012-05-10T13:10:24Z
dc.date.created2007-10-30en_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-10
dc.identifier.otherembryo:124776en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/1718
dc.description.abstractResearch in chemical induction seeks to identify the compound or compounds responsible for differentiation in a developing embryo. Soren Lovtrup compared the search for these compounds to the search for the philosopher's stone. It was based on the assumption that the differentiating agents have to be chemical substances either within cells or in the extracellular matrix. However, despite numerous efforts to understand them, the nature of these substances remained largely a mystery from the 1930s until the 1980s, when the new era of molecular induction based on molecular genetics provided a new perspective. During the period of emphasis on chemical induction, a variety of different experiments were conducted aimed at discovering the chemical nature of the inducer. In some experiments, the organizer region was killed by heat to assess the inducing ability of a dead organizer. Other experiments used natural and synthetic compounds to attempt. Although none of these experiments identified a chemical inducer with any certainty, they did discover many related properties of the developing embryo.en_US
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rights© Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectConcepten_US
dc.subject.lcshcell differentiation
dc.subject.lcshEmbryos
dc.subject.lcshDevelopmental biology
dc.subject.lcshNotochord
dc.subject.lcshWaddington, C. H. (Conrad Hal), 1905-1975
dc.subject.lcshNeedham, Joseph, 1900-1995
dc.subject.lcshMolecular biology
dc.subject.lcshGenetic regulation
dc.subject.meshEmbryonic Induction
dc.titleChemical Inductionen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
dc.subject.embryoProcessesen_US
dc.subject.tagDifferentiationen_US
dc.subject.tagInductionen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.date.createdstandard2007-10-30


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