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ANAT3231 Lecture 13 Stem Cells / Development


This lecture is an introduction to Stem Cells and differentiation associated with Development. This follows on from teh lectures on signaling, which is vital to the process of cell differentiation. The lecture slides and textbook alone contain enough information as an introduction to the subject for this level of study. If you are interested in further reading, I have also included below links to more detailed textbooks with further information and images. Please note this additional information is not necessarily examinable, but may be useful if you have not previously studied biology. The link below to lecture slides allows you to open and view the slides in your web browser or download the PDF document for later viewing/printing.


Understand the concept of a stem cell

Understand the sources of stem cells

Brief understanding of possible applications

Brief understanding of patterning in development

Brief understanding of 2 signaling mechanisms in development

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2006 Lecture 13 Stem Cells / Development
2006 Lecture Series

Lecture Slides

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Laboratory 13

The associated Lab will be a visit to the Childrens Cancer Institute Australia.

NLM Online Textbooks

Molecular Biology of the Cell

Molecular Cell Biology

Developmental Biology

Other Online PubMed Texts Search "Stem Cell"


Histology and Cell Biology (Kierszenbaum): Chapter

Online Teaching Sites

(links to a number of different online educational resources)



Review Articles

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Articles "stem+cell" | last 90 days | last 1 year | last 2 years | last 5 years | all articles |

Research Labs

Web Links


The Online Mendelian Inheritence in Man (OMIM) database contains molecular references. The list below represents only a selected few of the entries, to see all related entries use the search feature below. OMIM Database

Search OMIM Database with "stem+cell"

Related Topics

receptors, tissue culture, gene knock out, chimeras

Lecture Slide Text

Note that the text without the slide context and associated images may not make sense and is insufficient to understand all key issues.