The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Volume 58 > Issue 10-11-12 (Special Issue)

Cover Vol. 58 N. 10-11-12

Developmental Herpetology

Edited by: Jacek Z. Kubiak and Malgorzata Kloc

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Background image (credit: M. Milinkovitch): the corn snake Pantherophis guttatus hatching after an egg incubation of 60 days. Inset (top right) (credit: A. Tzika): a corn snake embryo (E10). This corn snake is promoted by Ullate-Agote et al., pp. 881-888 in the current issue as a model species for evolutionary developmental studies. Inset (bottom left) (credit: T. Landberg): A newly hatched spotted salamander larva (Ambystoma maculatum). For details on the evolution of how salamander offspring respond to egg size variation, see article by Landberg, pp. 909-916 in the current issue.


Developmental Herpetology - state of the art of amphibian and reptile developmental biology

Jacek Z. Kubiak and Malgorzata Kloc

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 719-721

History & Perspectives


A view of amphibian embryology during the last century

John B. Gurdon

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 723-725


Snakes: hatching of a model system for Evo-Devo?

Isabel Guerreiro and Denis Duboule

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 727-732

Developmental features

Expression of aromatase in the embryonic brain of the olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), and the effect of bisphenol-A in sexually differentiated embryos

Patsy Gómez-Picos, Itzel Sifuentes-Romero, Horacio Merchant-Larios, Rubí Hernández-Cornejo, Verónica Díaz-Hernández and Alejandra García-Gasca

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 733-741

Comparative analysis of pleurodiran and cryptodiran turtle embryos depicts the molecular ground pattern of the turtle carapacial ridge

Juan Pascual-Anaya, Tatsuya Hirasawa, Iori Sato, Shigehiro Kuraku and Shigeru Kuratani

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 743-750

zfp36 expression delineates both myeloid cells and cells localized to the fusing neural folds in Xenopus tropicalis

Maud Noiret, Serge Hardy and Yann Audic

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 751-755

Mechanisms of amphibian macrophage development: characterization of the Xenopus laevis colony-stimulating factor-1 receptor

Leon Grayfer, Eva-Stina Edholm and Jacques Robert

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 757-766

Control of timing of embryonic M-phase entry and exit is differentially sensitive to CDK1 and PP2A balance

Mohammed El Dika, Damian Dudka, Claude Prigent, Jean-Pierre Tassan, Malgorzata Kloc and Jacek Z. Kubiak

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 767-774

Epithelial cell division in the Xenopus laevis embryo during gastrulation

Guillaume Hatte, Marc Tramier, Claude Prigent and Jean-Pierre Tassan

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 775-781


Activin ligands are required for the re-activation of Smad2 signalling after neurulation and vascular development in Xenopus tropicalis

Yuki Nagamori, Samantha Roberts, Marissa Maciej and Karel Dorey

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 783-791

Intracellular localizations of the Dead End protein in Xenopus primordial germ cells

Ayaka Taguchi, Kenji Watanabe and Hidefumi Orii

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 793-798

Left-right patterning in Xenopus conjoined twin embryos requires serotonin signaling and gap junctions

Laura N. Vandenberg, Douglas J. Blackiston, Adam C. Rea, Timothy M. Dore, and Michael Levin

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 799-809

Activation of spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk) at fertilization in Rhinella arenarum eggs

Valeria S. Mouguelar and Gabriela Coux

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 811-818

Bidder’s organ – structure, development and function

Rafal P. Piprek, Malgorzata Kloc and Jacek Z. Kubiak

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 819-827

Transition from embryonic to adult epidermis in reptiles occurs by the production of corneous beta-proteins

Lorenzo Alibardi

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 829-839

Application of bioinformatic tools and new methods

Comparative expression analysis of cysteine-rich intestinal protein family members crip1, 2 and 3 during Xenopus laevis embryogenesis

Annemarie Hempel and Susanne J. Kühl

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 841-849

Optogenetics in Developmental Biology: using light to control ion flux-dependent signals in Xenopus embryos

Dany Spencer Adams, Joan M. Lemire, Richard H. Kramer and Michael Levin

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 851-861

Reptile genomes open the frontier for comparative analysis of amniote development and regeneration

Marc Tollis, Elizabeth D. Hutchins and Kenro Kusumi

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 863-871

In silico identification of the genes for sperm-egg interaction in the internal fertilization of the newt Cynops pyrrhogaster

Akihiko Watanabe and Eriko Takayama-Watanabe

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 873-879


The genome sequence of the corn snake (Pantherophis guttatus), a valuable resource for EvoDevo studies in squamates

Asier Ullate-Agote, Michel C. Milinkovitch and Athanasia C. Tzika

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 881-888

Evolutionary aspects

Amniote yolk sacs: diversity in reptiles and a hypothesis on their origin

Richard P. Elinson, James R. Stewart, Laurie J. Bonneau and Daniel G. Blackburn

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 889-894

Digit evolution in gymnophthalmid lizards

Juliana G. Roscito, Pedro M.S. Nunes and Miguel T. Rodrigues

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 895-908

Evolution of maternal egg size effects in sister salamander species

Tobias Landberg

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 909-916

The importance of cartilage to amphibian development and evolution

Christopher S. Rose

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 917-927

Evolutionary trend for metamery reduction and gonad shortening in Anurans revealed by comparison of gonad development

Rafal P. Piprek, Anna Pecio, Malgorzata Kloc, Jacek Z. Kubiak and Jacek M. Szymura

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 929-934

Evolution of viviparous reproduction in Paleozoic and Mesozoic reptiles

Daniel G. Blackburn and Christian A. Sidor

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 935-948

Integrating developmental biology and the fossil record of reptiles

Tomasz Skawiński and Mateusz Tałanda

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 949-960