Developmental biology is the study of the process by which animals and plants grow and develop, and is synonymous with ontogeny. In animals most development occurs in embryonic life, but it is also found in regeneration, asexual reproduction and metamorphosis, and in the growth and differentiation of stem cells in the adult organism. Practical outcomes from the study of animal developmental biology have included in vitro fertilization, now widely used in fertility treatment, the understanding of risks from substances that can damage the fetus (teratogens), and the creation of various animal models for human disease which are useful in research. Developmental Biology has also help to generate modern stem cell biology which promises a number of important practical benefits for human health.
Related Journals of Developmental Biology
Cell & Developmental Biology, Journal of Molecular and Genetic Medicine, Journal of Neonatal Biology, Current Synthetic and Systems Biology , Developmental Biology, Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology, In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology-animal, International Journal of Developmental Biology, Current Topics in Developmental Biology, BMC Developmental Biology, Russian Journal of Developmental Biology