The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Volume 53 > Issue 1

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The cover picture shows an Arabidopsis flower. Promoter activity of the AtSGP1 gene, encoding a small G protein, was assessed by means of GUS histochemistry. It was observed in sepals, the style and connective tissue of anthers. Moreover, AtSGP1 expression was also localized to specialised cells such as mature stomata guard cells and the quiescent centre (QC). For further details, see paper by Bedhomme et al., pp.177-185 in this issue.


Neural stem cells at the crossroads: MMPs may tell the way

Gaetana A. Tonti, Ferdinando Mannello, Emanuele Cacci and Stefano Biagioni

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1-17


Organelles in developing neurons: essential regulators of neuronal morphogenesis and function

Sayaka Sekine, Masayuki Miura and Takahiro Chihara

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 19-27


Ocular forkhead transcription factors: seeing eye to eye

Holly E. Moose, Lisa E. Kelly, Srivamsi Nekkalapudi and Heithem M. El-Hodiri

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 29-36

Original Articles


Loss of REEP4 causes paralysis of the Xenopus embryo

Joanna Argasinska, Amer A. Rana, Michael J. Gilchrist, Kim Lachani, Alice Young and James C. Smith

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 37-43


Hedgehog signalling is required for cloacal development in the zebrafish embryo

Caroline A. Parkin, Claire E. Allen and Philip W. Ingham

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 45-57

Genetic evidence against a role for W-linked histidine triad nucleotide binding protein (HINTW) in avian sex determination

Craig A. Smith, Kelly N. Roeszler and Andrew H. Sinclair

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 59-67

Transcriptional regulation by Pax3 and TGFbeta2 signaling: a potential gene regulatory network in neural crest development

Hiromichi Nakazaki, Yueh-Wei Shen, Beth Yun, Anvesh Reddy,Varun Khanna, Barbara Mania-Farnell, Shunsuke Ichi, David G. Mclone, Tadanori Tomita and C. Shekhar K. Mayanil

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 69-79

Lef1 plays a role in patterning the mesoderm and ectoderm in Xenopus tropicalis

Giulietta Roël, Yoony Y.J. Gent, Josi Peterson-Maduro, Fons J. Verbeek and Olivier Destrée

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 81-89

The heart forming region of early chick embryo is an alternative source of embryonic stem cells

Seema Borgave, Kirti Ghodke and Surendra Ghaskadbi

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 91-99

Triiodothyronine (T3) action on aquatic locomotor behavior during metamorphosis of the bullfrog Rana catesbeiana

Marisabel Fernández-Mongil, Celia J. Venza, Amelia Rivera, José A. Lasalde-Dominicci, Warren Burggren and Legier V. Rojas

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 101-108

Ceratitis capitata transformer-2 gene is required to establish and maintain the autoregulation of Cctra, the master gene for female sex determination

Marco Salvemini, Mark Robertson, Benjamin Aronson, Peter Atkinson, Lino C. Polito and Giuseppe Saccone

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 109-120

Acquisition of plastid movement responsiveness to light during mesophyll cell differentiation

Joanna Augustynowicz, Weronika Krzeszowiec and Halina Gabrys

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 121-127

Short Communications

The 2-cell block occurring during development of outbred mouse embryos is rescued by cytoplasmic factors present in inbred metaphase II oocytes

Mario Zanoni, Silvia Garagna, Carlo A. Redi and Maurizio Zuccotti

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 129-134

Rotation in Xenopus laevis embryos during the second cell cycle

Sergey M. Starodubov and Vladimir A. Golychenkov

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 135-137

Developmental Expression Patterns

Generation of a reporter-null allele of Ppap2b/Lpp3and its expression during embryogenesis

Diana Escalante-Alcalde, Sara L. Morales and Colin L. Stewart

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 139-147


Sim1 and Sim2 expression during chick and mouse limb development

Pascal Coumailleau and Delphine Duprez

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 149-157

Expression of Xenopus tropicalis HNF6/Onecut-1

Kim E. Haworth and Branko Latinkic

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 159-162

Expression patterns of Src-family tyrosine kinases during Xenopus laevis development

Zoltan Ferjentsik, Radek Sindelka, Jiri Jonak

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 163-168

Developmental expression of Apnanos during oogenesis and embryogenesis in the parthenogenetic pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum

Chun-Che Chang, Ting-Yu Huang, Charles E. Cook, Gee-Way Lin, Chun-Liang Shih and Rita P.-Y. Chen

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 169-176

Arabidopsis monomeric G-proteins, markers of early and late events in cell differentiation

Mariette Bedhomme, Chantal Mathieu, Amada Pulido, Yves Henry and Catherine Bergounioux

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 177-185