The mechanics underlying the form and structure of biological tissues is being increasingly investigated and appreciated, with new results appearing at a fast pace. Cellular Patterns covers the salient elements of this thriving field of research in a textbook style, including both historic landmark results and recent achievements. By building on concepts such as packing, confinement, surface tension, and elastic instabilities, the book explains the structure and the shape of sheet-like and bulk tissues by adapting the mechanics of continuous media to living matter. It reviews experimental results and empirical laws, and wherever possible, it discusses more than a single theoretical interpretation of a given phenomenon. The in-depth treatment of technical details, the many boxes summarizing essential physical and biological ideas, and an extensive set of problems make this book suitable as a complementary textbook for a graduate course in biophysics and as a standalone reference for students and researchers in biophysics, bioengineering, and mathematical biology interested in the mechanics of tissue.
“A beautifully illustrated, wide-ranging survey of the theoretical and experimental foundations of this rapidly growing field.”
―Phillip Nelson, University of Pennsylvania
On the centennial of D’Arcy Thompson’s, “On Growth and Form,” here comes a modern update. Well crafted and a pleasure to read.
– Randall Kamien, University of Pennsylvania
In their book “Cellular Patterns” A. Siber and P. Ziherl explain to us pedagogically but without compromise how Biology and Evolution explore Physics. In six chapters and sixty-four homework problems they bring the reader to the state of the art Physics of tissues including morphogenesis. Mathematics is kept at a reasonable level, illustrations are simply beautiful and the style is alert. This book will be useful to researchers and students interested in the essential principles governing the morphology of tissues. I am convinced it will become a reference textbook of the Physics-Biology interface.
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Cells As Physical Objects
Chapter 3. Inplane Structure Of Singlelayer Tissues
Chapter 4. Shape Of Epithelia
Chapter 5. Morphogenesis
Chapter 6. Bulk Tissues
Chapter 7. Afterthoughts
لینک کوتاه : https://bookbaz.ir/?p=85785
نویسنده : Antonio Siber , Primoz Ziherl
ناشر : CRC Press; 1 edition
سال انتشار : 2018
زبان کتاب : انگلیسی
نوع فایل : PDF
تعداد صفحات : 279
(ISBN) شابک : 1482259613
قیمت کتاب درآمازون : $64.00
حجم فایل : 45 MB