The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Volume 56 > Issue 4

Cover Vol. 56 N. 4

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Flower formation is a key event in the life cycle of angiosperms (Gk. angeion “vessel” + spermos, “seed”), so called because the seeds in this class of plants are enclosed. Although the floral form varies greatly across this most diverse group of land plants, as illustrated here (photographs by Matteo Citarelli, complied by N.S. Siriwardana), the LEAFY family of transcription factors is known to be necessary for the formation of all flowers. For more information, see the paper by Siriwardana and Lamb, pp. 207-221, in the current issue.

Meeting Report


Rediscovering pluripotency: from teratocarcinomas to embryonic stem cells

Ivana Barbaric and Neil J. Harrison

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 197-206


The poetry of reproduction: the role of LEAFY in Arabidopsis thaliana flower formation

Nirodhini S. Siriwardana and Rebecca S. Lamb

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 207-221

Original Articles

The zebrafish sf3b1b460 mutant reveals differential requirements for the sf3b1 pre-mRNA processing gene during neural crest development

Min An and Paul D. Henion

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 223-237

xCOUP-TF-B regulates xCyp26 transcription and modulates retinoic acid signaling for anterior neural patterning in Xenopus

Misaki Tanibe, Sho-Ichi Ishiura, Makoto Asashima and Tatsuo Michiue

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 239-244

Lack of organ specific commitment of vagal neural crest cell derivatives as shown by back-transplantation of GFP chicken tissues

Lucy J. Freem, Jean Marie Delalande, Alison M. Campbell, Nikhil Thapar and Alan J. Burns

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 245-254

Akt1 and insulin-like growth factor 2 (Igf2) regulate placentation and fetal/postnatal development

Lindsey N. Kent, Shigeki Ohboshi and Michael J. Soares

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 255-261

Bimodal distribution of motility and cell fate in Dictyostelium discoideum

Pavana Goury-Sistla, Vidyanand Nanjundiah and Gopal Pande

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 263-272

Technical Article

Retinoic acid stability in stem cell cultures

Kyle A. Sharow, Boris Temkin and Mary Ann Asson-Batres

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 273-278

Short Communication

MMTV-neu mice deficient in STAT1 are susceptible to develop ovarian teratomas

Lára Hannesdóttir, Nina Daschil, Sonja Philipp, Piotr Tymoszuk, Elisabeth Müller-Holzner, Günter Klima, Irmgard Verdorfer and Wolfgang Doppler

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 279-283

Developmental Expression Patterns

Identification and expression analysis of two novel members of the Mesp family in zebrafish

Stephen J. Cutty, Rita Fior, Pedro M. Henriques, Leonor Saúde and Fiona C. Wardle

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 285-294

Comparative expression analysis of the H3K27 demethylases, JMJD3 and UTX, with the H3K27 methylase, EZH2, in Xenopus

Akane Kawaguchi, Haruki Ochi, Norihiro Sudou and Hajime Ogino

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 295-300

Sarcosin (Krp1) in skeletal muscle differentiation: gene expression profiling and knockdown experiments

Leonie du Puy, Abdelaziz Beqqali, Helena T.A. van Tol, Jantine Monshouwer-Kloots, Robert Passier, Henk P. Haagsman and Bernard A.J. Roelen

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 301-309


CORRIGENDUM: Hox collinearity - a new perspective

Antony J. Durston, Hans J. Jansen, Paul In der Rieden and Michiel H.W. Hooiveld

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 311-311


CORRIGENDUM: Persistent expression of Twist1 in chondrocytes causes growth plate abnormalities and dwarfism in mice

Rosa M. Guzzo, Viktoria Andreeva, Douglas B. Spicer and M. Hicham Drissi

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 311-311