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Gilbert, S. F. Developmental Biology, Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA.
   First edition:1985. Reprinted in Spanish (1987) and Italian (1988).
   Second edition: 1988. Reprinted in Japanese (1991) and Russian (1993). 
   Third edition: 1991. Reprinted in Portuguese (1994)
   Fourth edition: 1994. Reprinted in French (1996)
   Fifth edition: 1997.
   Sixth edition: 2000. Reprinted in Portuguese.
   Seventh edition: 2003. Reprinted in prepared in Korean, French, and Russian.
   Eighth edition: 2006. 
Gilbert, S.F., editor 1991. A Conceptual History of Modern Developmental Biology. Plenum Press, NY. Paperback edition published by Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1994.
Gilbert, S. F. and Raunio, A. M. 1997. Embryology: Constructing the Organism. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA.
Galperin, C, Gilbert, S. F., and Hoppe, B. (ed.) 1999. Fundamental Changes in Cellular Biology in the Twentieth Century. Brepols, Brussels.

Gilbert, S. F. and Bolker, J. (guest editors) 2003. Symposium on Ecological Developmental Biology. Evolution and Development. Issue 5(1).

Gilbert , S. F., Tyler, A. and Zackin, E. 2005Bioethics and the New Embryology. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA

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Asterisks (*) denote Swarthmore undergraduate researchers

Infante, A. A., Nauta, R., Gilbert, S. F., Hobart, P., and Firschein, W. (1973).  DNA synthesis in developing sea urchins: Role of a DNA-nuclear membrane complex. Nature New Biol. 242: 5-8.

Gilbert, S. F. and Migeon, B. R. (1975). D-valine as a selective agent for normal human and rodent epithelial cells in culture. Cell 5: 11-17.

Gilbert, S. F. and Migeon, B. R. (1977).  Renal enzymes in kidney cells selected by D-val medium. J. Cell Physiol. 92: 161-168.

Gilbert, S. F. (1977). Gene isolation: In Boveri's program.Trends Biochem.Sci. 2: 222-223.

Lindahl, L., Post, L., Zengel, J., Gilbert, S. F., Strycharz, W. A., and Nomura, M. (1977). Mapping ribosomal protein genes by in vitroprotein synthesis using restriction fragments of lfus3 transducing phage DNA as templates. J. Biol. Chem. 252: 7365-7383.

Gilbert, S. F. (1978). The embryological origins of the gene theory. J. Hist. Biol. 11: 307-351.

Gilbert, S. F. (1979).  Altruism and other unnatural acts: T. H. Huxley on nature, man, and society. Perspec. Biol. Med. 22: 346-358.

Boer, H. A. de, Gilbert, S. F., and Nomura, M. (1979). DNA sequences of promoter regions for rRNA operons rrnE and rrnA in Escherichia coli. Cell 17: 201-209.

Gilbert, S. F., Boer, H. A. de, and Nomura, M. (1979). Identification of initiation sites for the in vitro transcription of rRNA operons rrnE and rrnA in Escherichia  coli. Cell 17: 211-224.

Gilbert, S. F. (1979). The metaphorical structuring of social perceptions. Soundings 62: 166-186.

Gilbert, S. F. (1980).  Owen's vertebral archetype and evolutionary genetics: A Platonic appreciation. Perspec. Biol. Med. 23: 475-488.

Icenogle, J., Gilbert, S. F., Grieves, J., Anderegg, J., and Rueckert, R. (1981). A neutralizing monoclonal antibody against poliovirus and its reaction with related antigens. Virology 115: 211-215.

Gilbert, S. F., Axelman, J., and Migeon, B. R. (1981). Phenotypic heterogeneity within clones of fetal human cells. Am. J. Human Genet33: 950-956.

Gilbert, S. F. (1982).  Intellectual traditions in the life sciences: Molecular biology and biochemistry. Perspec. Biol. Med. 26: 151-162. 
Reprinted (1985) in Genetic Perspectives in Biology and Medicine (E. D. Garber, ed.), University of Chicago Press, Chicago. pp. 67-78.

Icenogle, J., Shiwen, H., Duke, G., Gilbert, S. F., Rueckert, R., and Anderegg, J. (1983). Neutralization of poliovirus by a monoclonal antibody: Kinetics and stoichiometry. Virology 127: 412 - 425.

Jacobs, M. and Gilbert, S. F. (1983). Basal localization of presumptive auxin transport carrier in pea stem cell membranes. Science 220: 1297-1300.

Gilbert, S. F. (1984). Review of Embryonic and Fetal Development:  Reproduction in Mammals, Second Edition, (C. R.Austin and R. V. Short, eds.) Cambridge University Press; in Quart. Rev. Biol. 59: 68-69.

Gilbert, S. F. and Greenberg, J. (1984).  Intellectual traditions in the life sciences. II. Stereospecificity. Perspec. Biol. Med. 28: 18-34.

Gilbert, S. F. and Solter, D. (1985). The onset of paternal and maternal Gpi-1 gene expression in preimplantation mouse embryos.Develop. Biol. 109: 515-517.

Gilbert, S. F. (1985).  Bacchus in the laboratory: In defense of scientific puns. Perspec. Biol. Med. 29: 148-152.

Solter, D., Aronson, J., Gilbert, S. F., and McGrath, J. (1985). Nuclear transfer in mouse embryos: Activation of the embryonic genome.Cold Spring Harbor Symp. Quant. Biol. 50: 45-50.

Gilbert, S. F. (1986).  Cell-cell receptors in embryogenesis. In Receptors in Cellular Recognition and Developmental Processes (R. Gorczynski, ed.), Academic Press, NY, pp. 133-163.

Gilbert, S. F., Oster-Granite, M. L., Kirby*, W., Durie*, D., Lyons*, D., and Greene*, E. (1986). Enrichment and differentiation of postnatal rodent neuroblasts in selective tissue culture medium. Brain Res. Bull. 16: 853-860.

Gilbert, S. F. (1986). Cell surface receptors in development and immunity. Devel. Comp. Immunol.
10: 279-284.

Gilbert, S. F. (1987). In friendly disagreement: Wilson, Morgan, and the embryological origins of the gene theory. Amer. Zool. 27: 797-806.

Gilbert, S. F. (1987). Review of Horder, T. J., Witkowski, J. A., and Wylie, C. C. (eds.), A History of Embryology. Cambridge University Press. In Medical History 31: 226-227.
Beldecos*, A., Bailly*, S., Gilbert, S., Hicks*, K., Kenschaft*, L., Niemczyk*, N., Rosenberg*, R., Schaertel*, S., and Wedel*, A. (1988). The importance of feminist critique for contemporary cell biology.  Hypatia 3: 61-76.
   Reprinted (1989) in Feminism and Science (ed. N. Tuana), Indiana University Press pp. 172-187.
   Reprinted (1999) in Philosophies of Science: From Foundations to Contemporary Issues. (J. McErlean, ed.)
       Wadsworth Publishing, NY.
   Reprinted (2002) in The Gender of Science (ed. J. A. Kourany). Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ. Pp. 192
       - 203.

Gilbert, S. F. (1988).  Cellular Politics:  Just, Goldschmidt, and the attempts to reconcile embryology and genetics, In The American Development of Biology (ed. R. Rainger, K. Benson, J. Maienschein) University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia. pp. 311-346.

Grunwald, G.B., Gilbert, S.F., Brewer, K., Cleland*, L. and Kawai*, M. (1990). Differential expression of a cytokeratin-like compartmentation antigen during chick embryogenesis. Histochemistry 94: 545 - 553.

Gilbert, S. F. (1991). Epigenetic landscaping: C. H. Waddington's use of cell fate bifurcation diagrams. Biology and Philosophy. 6: 135 - 154.

Gilbert, S. F. (1991). "Foreword" to Tauber, A. I. and Chernyak, L., Metchnikoff and the Origins of Immunology: From Metaphor to Reality. Oxford University Press. vi-ix.

Gilbert, S. F. (1991). Induction and the Origins of Developmental Genetics. In A Conceptual History of Modern Embryology. (ed. S. F. Gilbert). Plenum Press, NY. pp. 181- 206.

Gilbert, S. F. (1991). Cytoplasmic action in development. Quart. Rev. Biol. 66: 309 - 316.

Gilbert, S. F. (1991). The role of embryonic induction in creating self. In Organism and the Origins of Self (ed. A. I. Tauber). Kluwer Press, Dordrecht. pp. 341 - 360. 

Gilbert, S. F. (1992). The synthesis of embryology and human genetics: Paradigms regained. Amer.  J. Human Genet. 51: 211 - 215.

Gilbert, S.F., and Atkinson J. (eds.). 1992. Development and macroevolution, American Zoologist, 32: 101-144.

Sainio, K., Gilbert, S. F., Lehtonen, E., Nishi, M., Kumar, N. M., Gilula, N. B., and Saxén, L. (1992). Differential expression of gap junction mRNAs and proteins in the developing murine kidney and in experimentally induced nephric mesenchymes. Development 115: 827 - 837.

Gilbert, S. F., Sarkar, S., and Tauber, A. I. 1992. Symposium on the evolution of individuality. Introduction. Biology and Philosophy 7: 461 - 462.

Gilbert, S. F. (1992). Cells in search of community: Critiques of Weismannism and selectable units in ontogeny. Biology and Philosophy 7: 473 - 487.

Gilbert, S. F. and Saxén, L. (1993). Spemann's Organizer: Models and molecules. Mechanisms Devel. 41: 73 - 89.

Opitz, J. M. and Gilbert, S. F. (1993). Developmental field theory and the molecular analysis of morphogenesis: A comment on Dr. Slavkin's observations. Am. J. Med. Genet. 47: 687 - 688.

Gilbert, S. F. (1994).  Dobzhansky, Waddington and Schmalhausen: Embryology and the Modern Synthesis. In The Evolution of Theodosius Dobzhansky: Essays on His Life and Thought in Russia and America (ed. M. B. Adams). Princeton University Press, Princeton. Pp. 143-154.

Gilbert, S. F. (1995). Review of Correspondence: Karl Ernst von Baer [1792 - 1876] and Anton Dohrn [1840 - 1909]. Trans. C. Groeben. American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia. In Quart. Rev. Biol. 70: 60-61.
Ritvos, O., Tuuri, T., Erämaa, M., Sainio, K., Hilden, K., Saxén, L., and Gilbert, S. F. (1995). Activin disrupts epithelial branching morphogenesis in developing murine kidney, pancreas, and salivary gland. Mechanisms of Development 50: 229 - 245.

Gilbert, S. F. and Tauber, A. I. (editors). (1995). Postmodernism and Science. Science in Context 8(4).

Gilbert, S. F. (1995). Introduction: Postmodernism and Science. Science in Context 8: 559 - 561.

Gilbert, S. F. (1995). Resurrecting the Body: Has Postmodernism had any effect on biology? Science in Context 8: 563 - 577.

Gilbert, S. F., Opitz, J., and Raff, R. A. (1996). Resynthesizing evolutionary and developmental biology. Developmental Biology 173: 357 - 372.

Gilbert, S. F. (1996). A brief history of premolecular induction studies. Seminars Cell Devel. Biol. 7: 67 -76. 

Gilbert, S. F. (1996). Cellular dialogues during development. Gene Regulation and Fetal Development;  March of Dimes Foundation Birth Defects: Original Article Series; Volume 30 (1) (G. Martini, H. Neri, eds.), Wiley-Liss, NY. pp. 1 - 12.

Gilbert, S. F., Opitz, J. M., and Raff, R. A. (1996). Reply: Resynthesis. Devel. Biol. 173: 618 - 619.

Gilbert, S. F. (1996). Enzyme adaptation and the entrance of molecular biology into embryology. In The Philosophy and History of Molecular Biology: New Perspectives. (ed. S. Sarkar). Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht. pp. 101 - 123.

Gilbert, S. F. and Faber, M. (1996). Looking at embryos: The visual and conceptual aesthetics of emerging form. In The Elusive Synthesis: Aesthetics and Science (A. I. Tauber, editor). Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordecht. pp. 125 - 151. 

Brusca, R., Brusca, J., and Gilbert, S. F. (1997) Introduction to embryology. In Gilbert, S. F. and Raunio, A. M. Embryology: Constructing the Organism. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland. Pp. 3-20.

Gilbert, S. F. (1997). Arthropods: crustaceans, spiders, and myriapods. In Gilbert, S. F. and Raunio, A. M. Embryology: Constructing the Organism. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA. Pp. 239 - 257.

Gilbert, S. F. and Borish, S. (1997). How cells learn, how cells teach: Induction and education in the body. In A. Reninger and E. Amsel, (ed.) Change and Development: Issues of Theory, Method, and Application. Lawrence Erlbaum, Hillsdale, NJ. Pp. 61-75.

Gilbert, S. F. (1997). Bodies of knowledge: Multiculturalism and science. In Changing Life: Genomes, Ecologies, Bodies, Commodities (P.J. Taylor, S. E. Halfon, and P. N. Edwards, eds.) University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis. Pp. 36 - 55.

Gilbert, S. F. 1997. Salome Gluecksohn Waelsch, In Jewish Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia. (P. E. Hyman and D. D. Moore, ed.). Routledge, NY. Pp. 1445- 1446.
   Scheduled to be republished in Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia.
   Shalvi Publishing, Jerusalem.

Belousov, L. V., Opitz, J. M, and Gilbert, S. F. 1997. Contributions to field theory and life of Alexander G. Gurwitsch. Internat. J. Devel. Biol. 41: 771 - 779. 

Gilbert, S. F. 1997. Intercellular pathways as homologous processes. In “Developmental Biology in Half a Century:” Taniguchi Symposium in Developmental Biology IX, T. Okada, ed.), Pp. 83-85.

Gilbert, S. F. 1998. Bearing crosses: The historiography of genetics and embryology. Amer. J. Med. Genet. 76: 168 - 182.

Gilbert, S. F. 1998. Conceptual breakthroughs in developmental biology. J. Biosciences. 23: 169 - 176.

Gilbert, S. F. and Jorgensen, E. 1998. Wormwholes: A commentary on K. Schaffner’s “Genes, behavior, and developmental emergentism”, Philosophy of Science65: 259 - 266.

Gilbert, S. F. 1998. Human cloning (Letter to the editor). New Engl. J. Med.  339: 1558 – 1559.

Gilbert, S. F. 1999. Homologies of process. In Galperin, C., Gilbert, S. F., and Hoppe, B. (ed.) Fundamental Biology in the Twentieth Century. Brepols, Brussels. Pp. 165 – 168.

Gilbert, S. F. 1999. Comments to M. Morange, The Developmental Gene Concept. Gene Concepts in Development and Evolution. Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte 123: 43 – 48.

Gilbert, S. F. 1999. Review of A. E. Clarke, Disciplining Reproduction: Modernity, American Life Sciences, and “the Problems of Sex”. University of California Press, Berkeley, 1998. Bull. Hist. Med. 73: 733 – 734.

Gilbert, S. F. 2000. Genes classical and genes developmental: The different uses of the gene in evolutionary syntheses. In The Concept of the Gene in Development and Evolution  (ed. P. Buerton, R. Falk, and H-J. Rheinberger),Cambridge University Press. Pp. 178 – 192.

Gilbert, S. F. and the Biology and Gender Study Group*. 2000. Mainstreaming feminist critique into the biology curriculum. In R. Reid and S. Traweek, eds., Doing Science + Culture. Routledge, NY. Pp. 199 - 220. 

Gilbert, S. F. and Sarkar, S. 2000. Embracing complexity: Organicism for the Twenty-first Century. Developmental Dynamics 219: 1 - 9.

Burian, R. M., Gilbert, S. F., Johns-Schloegel. J., and Thieffry, D. 2000. Selected bibliography on history of embryology and development.Hist. Philos. Life Sci. 22: 325 - 333.

Gilbert, S. F. 2000. Diachronic biology meets evo-devo: C. H. Waddington’s approach to evolutionary developmental biology. American Zoologist 40: 729 - 737.

Gilbert, S. F. and Bolker, J. A. 2001. Homologies of process: Modular elements of embryonic construction. In The Character Concept in Evolutionary Biology(G. Wagner, ed.). Yale University Press, New Haven. Pp. 435 - 454.
   Reprinted in Journal of Experimental Zoology 291 (2001): 1 - 12. 

Gilbert, S. F. 2001. Paradigm shifts in neural induction. Revue d’Histoire des Sciences. 53: 555 - 579.

Gilbert, S. F. 2001. Continuity and change: paradigm shifts in neural induction. International Journal of Developmental Biology 45: 155 - 164.

Gilbert, S. F. Loredo, G. A., Brukman*, A. and Burke, A. C. 2001. Morphogenesis of the turtle shell: The development of a novel structure in tetrapod evolution. Evolution and Development 3: 47 - 58.

Gilbert, S. F. 2001. Ecological developmental biology: Developmental biology meets the real world. Developmental Biology 233: 1 - 12.

Gilbert, S. F. and Zevit, Z. 2001. Congenital human baculum deficiency: The generative bone of Genesis 2: 21-23. American Journal of Medical Genetics101: 284 - 285.

Burian, R. and Gilbert, S. F. 2001. When the map becomes the territory. Trends in Genetics 17: 376 - 377.

Gilbert, S. F. 2001. Finding a mate for evolutionMetanexus: The Online Forum on Religion and Science. 2001.08. . Reprinted as "The Blind Matchmaker," The Spiral 2 (2): 10 - 11.

Gilbert, S. F. 2001. A Primer on Human Embryonic Stem CellsMetanexus: The Online Forum on Religion and Science. 2001.08.

Loredo, G. A., Brukman*, A., Harris, M. P., Kagle*, D. LeClair, E. E., Gutman*, R., Denney*, E., Henkelman*, E., Murray*, B. P., Fallon, J. F., Tuan, R. S., and Gilbert, S. F. 2001. Development of an evolutionarily novel structure: fibroblast growth factor expression in the carapacial ridge of turtle embryos. Journal of Experimental Zoology/Molecular and Developmental Evolution 291: 274 - 281.

Gilbert, S. F. and Tuan, R. 2001. New vistas for developmental biology. J. Biosciences 26: 293 - 298.

Clark*, C., Bender*, G, Murray*, B.P., Panfilio*, K., Cook*, S., Davis*, R, Murnen*, K, Tuan, R. S., and Gilbert, S. F. 2001. Evidence for the neural crest origin of turtle plastron bones. genesis 31: 111 - 117.

Gilbert, S. F. 2001. Lewis und Clark-Expedition von 1804 bis 1806: Die medizinische und soziologische Bedeutung des Schwitzbadens.Saunabetrieb & Bäderpraxis 4/2001: 26 - 27.

Gilbert, S. F. and Karen A. Rader. 2001. Revisiting Women and Feminism in Developmental Biology. In Schiebinger, L. and Creager, A.,(eds.) Science, Technology and Medicine in the Twentieth Century: What Difference Has Feminism Made? University of Chicago Press, Chicago. Pp. 73 - 97.

Gilbert, S. F. 2002. Predator-induced polyphenism. In The Encyclopedia of Life Sciences.Vol 15. pp. 134 - 138.  Macmillan, London. Also as:

Gilbert, S. F. 2002. Genetic determinism: The battle between scientific data and social image in contemporary developmental biology. InOn Human Nature. Anthropological, Biological, and Philosophical Foundations. (Grunwald, A., Gutmann, M., and Neumann-Held, E. M., eds.) Springer-Verlag, NY. Pp. 121 - 140

Gilbert, S. F. 2002. Review of Genomic Regulatory Systems: Development and Evolution (by E. H. Davidson.). Amer. J. Med. Genetics 108: 341 - 342.

Mikhailov, A. T. and Gilbert, S. F. 2002. From development to evolution: The re-establishment of the "Alexander Kowalevsky Medal" by the St. Petersburg Society of Naturalists. Int. J. Dev. Biol. 46: 693 - 698. 

Gilbert, S. F. 2002. Canalization. In Encyclopedia of Evolution (M. Pagel, ed.). Oxford University Press, NY. Volume 1: 133 - 135.

Gilbert, S. F. 2002. Teaching evolution through Evo-Devo. (abstract). Dev. Biol. 247: 439.

Gilbert, S. F. 2002. Dolly on the Road to Polly: Review of The Second Creation: Dolly and the Age of Biological Control; by A. Wilmut, K. Campbell, and C. Tudge. BioScience. 52: 851 - 853.

Gilbert, S. F. 2002. Commentary: Stephen J. Gould. J. Biosciences 27: 445 - 446.

Gilbert, S. F. and Bolker, J. A. 2003. Ecological developmental biology: preface to the symposium. Evol. Dev. 5: 3 - 8.

Cebra-Thomas, J. A., Bromer*, J., Gardiner, R., Lam, G. K., Scheipe*, H., and Gilbert, S. F. 2003. T-box gene products are required for mesenchymal induction of epithelial branching in the embryonic mouse lung. Developmental Dynamics 226: 82 - 90.

Gilbert, S.F. 2003. The reactive genome. In Müller, G.B. and Newman, S.A. (eds.), Origination of Organismal Form: Beyond the Gene in Developmental and Evolutionary Biology, MIT Press, Cambridge. pp. 87-101.

Gilbert, S. F. 2003. The genome in its ecological context: philosophical perspectives on interspecies epigenesis. Annals of the New York Academy of Science 981: 202 - 218.

Gilbert, S. F. and Bard, J. 2003. Review of Embryos in Wax: Models from the Ziegler Studio, by N. Hopwood. Perspec. Biol. Med. 46: 156 - 158.

Gilbert, S. F. and Fausto-Sterling, A. 2003. Educating for social responsibility: Changing the syllabus of developmental biology. Int. J. Devel. Biol.  47: 327 - 244.

Gilbert, S. F. and Burian, R. 2003. Development, evolution, and evolutionary developmental biology. In Key Concepts and Approaches in Evolutionary Developmental Biology (B. K. Hall and W. M. Olson, eds), Harvard University Press, Cambridge MA. Pp. 61 -68.

Gilbert, S. F. and Burian, R. 2003. Developmental genetics. In Key Concepts and Approaches in Evolutionary Developmental Biology(B. K. Hall and W. M. Olson, eds), Harvard University Press, Cambridge MA. Pp. 68 - 74.

Gilbert, S. F. 2003. Evo-devo, devo-evo, and devgen-popgen. Biology and Philosophy 18: 347 - 352.

Gilbert, S. F. 2003. The role of predator-induced polyphenism in the evolution of cognition: A Baldwinian speculation. In Weber, B. H. and D. J. Depew (eds.) Evolution and Learning: The Baldwin Effect Reconsidered. MIT Press. Pp. 235 - 252.

Gilbert, S. F. 2003. Opening Darwin's Black Box: Teaching evolution through developmental genetics. Nature Reviews: Genetics 4: 735 - 741.

Gilbert, S. F. 2003. The morphogenesis of evolutionary developmental biology. International J. Dev. Biol. 47: 467 - 477.

Gilbert, S. F. 2004. General principles of differentiation and morphogenesis. In The Molecular Basis of Inborn Errors of Development(C. J. Epstein, R. P. Erickson, and A. Wynshaw-Boris, eds.) Oxford University Press, New York. Pp. 10 - 24.

Gilbert, S. F. 2004. Foreword. Crystals, Fabrics, and Fields (Donna J. Haraway) North Atlantic Press, Berkeley, CA. Pp. xi - xv.

Gilbert, S. F. 2004. A case against undergraduate-only research journals. Cell Biology Education 3(1) : 22 - 24. 

Braukmann, S. and Gilbert, S. F. 2004. Sucking in the gut: A history of early gastrulation research. Gastrulation (ed. C. Stern). Cold Spring Harbor Press, Cold Spring Harbor. Pp. 1-20.

Steinberg, M. S. and Gilbert, S. F. 2004. Townes and Holtfreter, 1955: Directed movements and selective adhesion of embryonic amphibian cells. J. Experimental Zoology 301A: 701 – 706. 

Gilbert, S. F. 2004. Gene expression maps: The cartography of transcription. In H-J Rheinberger and J-P Gaudillière, eds., From Molecular Genetics to Genomics: The Mapping Cultures of Twentieth-Century Genetics, Vol. 2. Routledge, New York. Pp. 79 - 94. 

Gilbert, S. F. 2005. Mechanisms for the environmental regulation of gene expression: Ecological aspects of animal development. J. Biosciences 30: 101 – 110.

Gilbert, S. F. and Howes-Mischel* R. 2004. "Show Me Your Original Face before You Were Born": The Convergence of Public Fetuses and Sacred DNA. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 26: 377 – 394.

[Puura, I/Gilbert, S. F]. 2004. Kuidas kilpon oma kilbi sai? Eesti Loodus 2004: 88 – 91. [Interview in Estonian].

Gilbert, S. F. 2005. Mechanisms for the environmental regulation of gene expression: Ecological aspects of animal development.  J. Biosciences 30: 101 – 110.

[Mikhailov, A. T./Gilbert S. F. 2005. Putting evo-devo into focus: An interview with Scott F. Gilbert. International Journal of Developmental Biology 48: 9 – 16. ]

Cebra-Thomas, J., Tan*, F., Sistla*, S., Estes*, E., Bender*, G., Kim, C., and Gilbert, S. F. 2005. How the turtle forms its shell: A paracrine hypothesis of carapace formation. J. Exp. Zool. B: 558 – 569.

Gilbert, S. F. 2006. In memorium: Lauri Saxén 1927 – 2005. Int. J. Devel. Biol. 50: 369 – 370.

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Gilbert, S. F. (coordinator). 1994-1997. Zygote: A Developmental Biology Teaching Fileserver. On Fetch, Gopher, and World Wide Web.

Gilbert, S. F. (coordinator) 1997-2000. Zygote: A Developmental Biology

Gilbert, S. F. (coordinator) 2000-present. DevBio: A Companion to Developmental Biology.

Gilbert, S. F. 1999-present. (Developmental Biology editor). Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. Macmillan, London.

Gilbert, S. F. 2000. Predator-induced polyphenism. In The Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. Macmillan, London.

Gilbert, S. F. 2002. "Teaching evolution through development."

Tyler, M. S., Kozlowsky, R. N. and Gilbert, S. F. 2003. Differential Expressions: Key Experiments in Developmental Biology. CD and DVD. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA.

Tyler, M. S., Kozlowsky, R. N. and Gilbert, S. F. 2006. Differential Expressions: Key Experiments in Developmental Biology. 2nd edition. CD and DVD. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA.

Differential Expressions2: Key Experiments in Developmental Biology (2-DVD set)

Mary S. Tyler, University of Maine, Ronald Kozlowski, University of Maine, and Scott F. Gilbert, Swarthmore College


About This Title

Differential Expressions2 illustrates the lives and work of eight influential scientists in the field. This 2-DVD set, an update of the original Differential Expressions published in 2003, features new interviews with Malcolm Steinberg and Elizabeth Hay. Each 10- to 20-minute segment depicts a seminal experiment in developmental biology, combining extensive illustrations and original experimental video with a videotaped interview of the scientist who performed it. Hearing these biologists talk informally about their work, students come away with a sense of the warmth and humanity of these great names who, despite personal or historical circumstances, had the courage to see what others had not. The DVDs are augmented by a website containing additional information about each scientist, including lists of publications, still pictures, and diagrams from the videos.

Watch the Differential Expressions2 Sample Movie (25 MB)
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Table of Contents


  • Sorting Out and the Differential Adhesion Hypothesis of Malcolm Steinberg
  • Extracellular Matrix, the Stuff from Cells, and the Discoveries ofElizabeth Hay
  • Homeosis in the Fly—a Story of Transdetermination from Walter Gehring
  • Life Cycles: Lessons from the Cellular Slime Mold, Dictyostelium discoideum—as Discovered by John Tyler Bonner



  • Primary Induction: The Double-Gradient Hypothesis—the Story fromLauri Saxén
  • Chimeric Grafts: Following the Pathways of Migrating Cells—the Work of Nicole Le Douarin
  • From Somites to Thalidomide—a Story from Jay Lash
  • Growth and Pattern in the Vertebrate Limb—the Story from John W. Saunders, Jr.