The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Volume 47 > Issue 6

Cover Vol. 47 N. 6

September 2003

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Internal anatomy of a one-year old frog with a well developed ectopic heart (bottom left). This ectopic heart, adjacent to the host´s intestine, was incorporated into the host´s vascular system. For more details, see the article by Ariizumi et al. pp. 405-410 in the present issue.

Original Articles

The Drosophila pleiohomeotic mutation enhances the Polycomblike and Polycomb mutant phenotypes during embryogenesis and in the adult.

Seung-Hae Kwon, Sang Hee Kim, Hae-Moon Chung, Jack R Girton and Sang-Hak Jeon

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 389-395

XMam1, the Xenopus homologue of mastermind, is essential to primary neurogenesis in Xenopus laevis embryos.

Tomohisa Katada and Tsutomu Kinoshita

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 397-404


Amphibian in vitro heart induction: a simple and reliable model for the study of vertebrate cardiac development.

Takashi Ariizumi, Masayoshi Kinoshita, Chika Yokota, Kazuhiro Takano, Keiichi Fukuda, Nobuo Moriyama, George M Malacinski and Makoto Asashima

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 405-410

Ca2+ released via IP3 receptors is required for furrow deepening during cytokinesis in zebrafish embryos.

Karen W Lee, Sarah E Webb and Andrew L Miller

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 411-421

BMP4 promotes chondrocyte proliferation and hypertrophy in the endochondral cranial base.

Lillian Shum, Xibin Wang, Alex A Kane and Glen H Nuckolls

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 423-431

Allogeneic interactions in Hydractinia: is the transitory chimera beneficial?

Sharon Gild, Uri Frank and Ofer Mokady

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 433-438

The role of alpha-amidated neuropeptides in hydroid development--LWamides and metamorphosis in Hydractinia echinata.

Günter Plickert, Eva Schetter, Nicole Verhey-Van-Wijk, Jörg Schlossherr, Marlis Steinbüchel and Martin Gajewski

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 439-450

Abnormal sex-duct development in female moles: the role of anti-Müllerian hormone and testosterone.

Federico Zurita, Francisco J Barrionuevo, Philippe Berta, Esperanza Ortega, Miguel Burgos and Rafael Jiménez

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 451-458

Short Communication

Sox9, a novel pancreatic marker in Xenopus.

Young-Hoon Lee and Jean-Pierre Saint-Jeannet

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 459-462