The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Volume 51 > Issue 4

Cover Vol. 51 N. 4

Cover Legend

Right- and left-half newt embryos with complete external morphology (stage 37) formed from two blastomeres of an embryo ligated at the two-cell stage using a fine enamel-copper wire. The delicate operation is reminiscent of those performed by Hans Spemann, who used fine hairs from a lock of hair of his baby daughter Margrette [see Sander K. and Faessler P.E. (2001). Introducing the Spemann-Mangold Organizer: experiments and insights that generated a key concept in developmental biology. Int. J. Dev. Biol. 45: 1-11]. For further details of the cover illustration, see the paper by Takano et al. pp. 265-272.

Original Articles


Heart formation and left-right asymmetry in separated right and left embryos of a newt

Kazuhiro Takano, Yuzuru Ito, Shuichi Obata, Tsutomu Oinuma, Shinji Komazaki, Hiroaki Nakamura and Makoto Asashima

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2007) 51: 265-272

Analysis of a new allele of limb deformity (ld) reveals tissue- and age-specific transcriptional effects of the Ld Global Control Region

Emilia Pavel, Wenning Zhao, Kimerly A. Powell, Michael Weinstein and Lawrence S. Kirschner

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2007) 51: 273-281

Accumulation and dynamics of proteins of the MCM family during mouse oogenesis and the first embryonic cell cycle

Lukasz Swiech, Katarzyna Kisiel, Renata Czolowska, Maciej Zientarski and Ewa Borsuk

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2007) 51: 283-295

Cyclin B2/cyclin-dependent kinase1 dissociation precedes CDK1 Thr-161 dephosphorylation upon M-phase promoting factor inactivation in Xenopus laevis cell-free extract

Franck Chesnel, Franck Bazile, Aude Pascal and Jacek Z. Kubiak

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2007) 51: 297-305

Serotonin involvement in the metamorphosis of the hydroid Eudendrium racemosum

Giuliana Zega, Roberta Pennati, Arianna Fanzago and Fiorenza De Bernardi

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2007) 51: 307-313

Short Communications


Myoskeletin, a factor related to Myocardin, is expressed in somites and required for hypaxial muscle formation in Xenopus

Hui Zhao, Martha L. Rebbert and Igor B. Dawid

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2007) 51: 315-320


The N-terminus zinc finger domain of Xenopus SIP1 is important for neural induction, but not for suppression of Xbra expression

Kazuhiro R. Nitta, Shuji Takahashi, Yoshikazu Haramoto, Masakazu Fukuda, Kousuke Tanegashima, Yasuko Onuma and Makoto Asashima

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2007) 51: 321-325

Pax7 identifies neural crest, chromatophore lineages and pigment stem cells during zebrafish development

Ana M Lacosta, Jesús Canudas, Cristina González, Pedro Muniesa, Manuel Sarasa and Luis Domínguez

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2007) 51: 327-331

Developmental Expression Patterns

Isolation, genomic structure and developmental expression of Fgf8 in the short-tailed fruit bat, Carollia perspicillata

Chris J. Cretekos, Jian-Min Deng, Eric D. Green, NISC Comparative Sequencing Program, John J. Rasweiler and Richard R. Behringer

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2007) 51: 333-338

Expression and regulation of Xenopus CRMP-4 in the developing nervous system

Jacob Souopgui, Tiemo J. Klisch, Tomas Pieler and Kristine A. Henningfeld

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2007) 51: 339-343

Characterization of novel genes expressed specifically in the sexual organs of the planarian Dugesia ryukyuensis

Sumitaka Hase, Emiko Kashiwagi, Kazuya Kobayashi, Motonori Hoshi and Midori Matsumoto

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2007) 51: 345-349