morphogenesis morphogenesis  /ˌmɔr fə ˈdʒɛ nə səs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) differentiation and growth of the structure of an organism (or a part of an organism)

News

  • Hogan Awarded UK Lecture

    Durham, NC - Brigid Hogan , chair of Cell Biology and fellow of the Royal Society, the UK's national academy of science, has been awarded the Croonian Lecture for pioneering contributions that have transformed understanding of cell specification, organogenesis and morphogenesis in mammalian development.
    on July 22, 2013     Source: Duke University

Quotes

  • "The observation that mammals and insects, which have evolved separately for more than 500 million years, share the same master control gene for eye morphogenesis [the process of cell differentiation into various tissues and structures] indicates...
    on Sep 27, 2005 By: Walter Gehring Source: ABC Science Online

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