The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Volume 58 > Issue 6-7-8 (Special Issue)

Cover Vol. 58 N. 6-7-8

Spiralian Model Systems

Edited by: Jonathan Henry

Cover Legend

The cover shows a diverse array of adult bodyplans found amongst the Spiralia. Images courtesy of Drs. Michael LaBarbera, Aldine Amiel, and Eric Röddinger. The three sepia line drawings are from Edwin G. Conklin’s 1897 monograph on “The embryology of Crepidula” (J. Morphol. 13: 1-226) and show spiral cleavage, a synapomorphic trait exhibited by many members of this clade. To the right of those drawings are corresponding modern fluorescence images showing in vivo expression of Histone-H2B-mCherry to label chromosomes/nuclei (red/yellow), and tubulin-GFP to label microtubules (green). Fluorescence images courtesy of Drs. Deirdre Lyons and Jonathan Henry. For further details about each of the animals shown here, see the legend for Figure 2 in the paper by Jonathan Henry in this issue, pp. 389-401.


Contemporary Spiralian Developmental Biology

Jonathan Henry

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 385-387

Introduction to Spiralian Model Systems

Spiralian model systems

Jonathan Q. Henry

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 389-401

Embryonic Development

Establishing the germline in spiralian embyos

Nicole Rebscher

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 403-411

Ins and outs of Spiralian gastrulation

Deirdre C. Lyons and Jonathan Q. Henry

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 413-428

Developmental biology of the leech Helobdella

David A. Weisblat and Dian-Han Kuo

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 429-443

Developmental significance of D quadrant micromeres 2d and 4d in the oligochaete annelid Tubifex tubifex

Takashi Shimizu and Ayaki Nakamoto

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 445-456

Variation in spiralian development: insights from polychaetes

Elaine C. Seaver

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 457-467

Segment formation in Annelids: patterns, processes and evolution

Guillaume Balavoine

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 469-483

Sipuncula: an emerging model of spiralian development and evolution

Michael J. Boyleand Mary E. Rice

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 485-499


A conserved set of maternal genes? Insights from a molluscan transcriptome

M. Maureen Liu, John W. Davey, Daniel J. Jackson, Mark L. Blaxter and Angus Davison

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 501-511

Molecular Level Control of Development

Spiral cleavages determine the left-right body plan by regulating Nodal pathway in monomorphic gastropods, Physa acuta

Masanori Abe, Hiromi Takahashi and Reiko Kuroda

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 513-520

Evolution, divergence and loss of the Nodal signalling pathway: new data and a synthesis across the Bilateria

Cristina Grande, José María Martín-Durán, Nathan J. Kenny, Marta Truchado-García and Andreas Hejnol

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 521-532

The Lophotrochozoan TGF-β signalling cassette - diversification and conservation in a key signalling pathway

Nathan J. Kenny,Erica K.O. Namigai, Peter K. Dearden, Jerome H.L. Hui, Cristina Grande and Sebastian M. Shimeld

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 533-549

Ilyanassa Notch signaling implicated in dynamic signaling between all three germ layers

Maey Gharbiah, Ayaki Nakamoto, Adam B. Johnson, J. David Lambert and Lisa M. Nagy

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 551-562

Expression of the wnt gene complement in a spiral-cleaving embryo and trochophore larva

Margaret M. Pruitt, Edward J. Letcher, Hsien-Chao Chou, Benjamin R. Bastin and Stephan Q. Schneider

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 563-573

Life History Strategies

Development of a feeding trochophore in the polychaete Hydroides elegans

Cesar Arenas-Mena and Ava Li

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 575-583

From trochophore to pilidium and back again - a larva’s journey

Svetlana A. Maslakova and Terra C. Hiebert

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 585-591


Dimorphic development in Streblospio benedicti: genetic analysis of morphological differences between larval types

Christina Zakas and Matthew V. Rockman

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 593-599

The development of viable and nutritive embryos in the direct developing gastropod Crepidula navicella

Maryna P. Lesoway, Ehab Abouheif and Rachel Collin

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 601-611

An immunocytochemical window into the development of Platynereis massiliensis (Annelida, Nereididae)

Conrad Helm, Helge Adamo, Stephane Hourdez, Christoph Bleidorn

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 613-622

Regenerative Biology

Regeneration in spiralians: evolutionary patterns and developmental processes

Alexandra E. Bely, Eduardo E. Zattara and James M. Sikes

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 623-634

The dynamics of alkaline phosphatase activity during operculum regeneration in the polychaete Pomatoceros lamarckii

Réka Szabó and David E.K. Ferrier

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 635-642