The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Volume 58 > Issue 9

Cover Vol. 58 N. 9

Cover Legend

Zebrafish tail fin after 4 days of development. In this image, sox9b (green), a transcription factor, marks the developing vertebrae. The rays of the tail fin are made from the structural protein collagen (red) and the cell bodies in the tail fin are visualized by using DAPI, a DNA stain (blue). Human mutations in SOX9 result in a genetic disorder known as campomelic dysplasia (CD). CD is characterized by numerous skeletal defects as well as abnormal development of the brain, heart and gonads. For more information, see Plavicki et al. in the current issue.

Institutional Report

Two decades of reproductive biomedicine and stem cell biology in Iran: the Royan Institute

Sophie Rousseaux

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 643-647


Structure and function of gap junction proteins: role of gap junction proteins in embryonic heart development

Bhavesh K. Ahir and Margaret K. Pratten

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 649-662

Short Communication

Preformed Wolffian duct regulates Müllerian duct elongation independently of canonical Wnt signaling or Lhx1 expression

Masahiko Chiga, Tomoko Ohmori, Takashi Ohba, Hidetaka Katabuchi and Ryuichi Nishinakamura

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 663-668

Developmental Expression Patterns

Cloning, expression and characterization of the ornithine decarboxylase gene from Dictyostelium discoideum

Rishikesh Kumar, Sheikh Rafia and Shweta Saran

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 669-676

The involvement of three signal transduction pathways in botryllid ascidian astogeny, as revealed by expression patterns of representative genes

Amalia Rosner, Gilad Alfassi, Elizabeth Moiseeva, Guy Paz, Claudette Rabinowitz, Ziva Lapidot, Jacob Douek, Abraham Haim and Baruch Rinkevich

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 677-692

Construction and characterization of a sox9b transgenic reporter line

Jessica S. Plavicki, Tracie R. Baker, Felipe R. Burns, Kong M. Xiong, Alex J. Gooding, Peter Hofsteen, Richard E. Peterson and Warren Heideman

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 693-699

Developmental expression of Pitx2c in Xenopus trigeminal and profundal placodes

Yeon-Ho Jeong, Byung-Keon Park, Jean-Pierre Saint-Jeannet and Young-Hoon Lee

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 701-704

Characterization of the insulin-like growth factor binding protein family in Xenopus tropicalis

Yoshikazu Haramoto, Tomomi Oshima, Shuji Takahashi and Yuzuru Ito

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 705-711


Regional divergence of palate medial edge epithelium along the anterior to posterior axis

Jiu-Zhen Jin, Dennis R. Warner and Jixiang Ding

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 713-717