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Development

Name: Development
Description: Morphogenesis (from the Greek morphê shape and genesis creation, literally, "beginning of the shape"), is the biological process that causes an organism to develop its shape. It is one of three fundamental aspects of developmental biology along with the control of cell growth and cellular differentiation. The process controls the organized spatial distribution of cells during the embryonic development of an organism. Morphogenetic responses may be induced in organisms by hormones, by environmental chemicals ranging from substances produced by other organisms to toxic chemicals or radionuclides released as pollutants, and other plants, or by mechanical stresses induced by spatial patterning of the cells. Morphogenesis can take place in an embyro, a mature organism, in cell culture or inside tumor cell masses. Morphogenesis also describes the development of unicellular life forms that do not have an embryonic stage in their life cycle, or describes the evolution of a body structure within a taxonomic group. - definition adapted from Wikipedia
Synonym(s): Morphogenesis
Abbreviation: Dvlp, Dev, Develop, Dvlpmnt,
Super-category: Unclassified
Id: nlx_35730
Related to: Developmental biology
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Categories related to Development

Aging, Dendrite development, Developmental biology, Neurogenesis, Synaptogenesis


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AbbrevDvlp, Dev, Develop, Dvlpmnt,  +
CurationStatusuncurated  +
DefinitionMorphogenesis (from the Greek morphê shape Morphogenesis (from the Greek morphê shape and genesis creation, literally, "beginning of the shape"), is the biological process that causes an organism to develop its shape. It is one of three fundamental aspects of developmental biology along with the control of cell growth and cellular differentiation. The process controls the organized spatial distribution of cells during the embryonic development of an organism. Morphogenetic responses may be induced in organisms by hormones, by environmental chemicals ranging from substances produced by other organisms to toxic chemicals or radionuclides released as pollutants, and other plants, or by mechanical stresses induced by spatial patterning of the cells. Morphogenesis can take place in an embyro, a mature organism, in cell culture or inside tumor cell masses. Morphogenesis also describes the development of unicellular life forms that do not have an embryonic stage in their life cycle, or describes the evolution of a body structure within a taxonomic group. - definition adapted from Wikipedia group. - definition adapted from Wikipedia
Idnlx_35730  +
LabelDevelopment  +
ModifiedDate19 April 2011  +
RelatedToDevelopmental biology  +
SuperCategoryUnclassified  +
SynonymMorphogenesis  +