Welcome to DevBio Laboratory: Vade Mecum3
by Mary S. Tyler and Ronald N. Kozlowski

DevBio Laboratory: Vade Mecum3 is an interactive Web application that explores the many aspects of developmental biology and lets you see first-hand the fascinating and diverse nature of this field. Access to the site is included with all new copies of the textbook Developmental Biology, Eleventh Edition, by Scott F. Gilbert and Michael J. F. Barresi. Access can also be purchased online via the Purchase link below, or may be available as a stand-alone access card in your campus bookstore.

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