The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Volume 61 > Issue 3-4-5 (Special Issue)

Cover Vol. 61 N. 3-4-5

Developmental Biology in Israel

Edited by: Dale Frank and Dalit Sela-Donenfeld

Cover Legend

The biblical Nubian Ibex (Capra nubiana), an Israeli icon popularly known as the “Yael” (desert dwelling goat), is found in the mountainous desert areas in Israel. The photograph was taken at Ein Avdat, in the Negev Desert by Professor Ben-Zion Shilo, Weizmann Institute.


A “Brief History” of Developmental Biology in Israel

Dalit Sela-Donenfeld and Dale Frank

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 115-120

Introductory Papers

Hefzibah Eyal-Giladi (1925-2017): over fifty years of embryological research in Israel

Oded Khaner

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 121-126

The Leo Sachs’ legacy: a pioneer’s journey through hematopoiesis

Joseph Lotem and Yoram Groner

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 127-136

Annotating the genome by DNA methylation

Howard Cedar and Aharon Razin

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 137-148

The not-so-long history of zebrafish research in Israel

Janna Blechman, Gil Levkowitz and Yoav Gothilf

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 149-157


The SUMO system in Caenorhabditis elegans development

Limor Broday

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 159-164

microRNAs in Drosophila regulate cell fate by repressing single mRNA targets

Noam Perry, Marina Volin and Hila Toledano

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 165-170

Building functional units of movement-generation and movement-sensation in the embryo

Peleg Hasson, Talila Volk and Adi Salzberg

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 171-178

All in one – integrating cell polarity, meiosis, mitosis and mechanical forces in early oocyte differentiation in vertebrates

Yaniv M. Elkouby

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 179-193

Cell fate decisions during neural crest ontogeny

Chaya Kalcheim and Deepak Kumar

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 195-203


Single cell analysis of the inner ear sensory organs

Ofer Yizhar-Barnea and Karen B. Avraham

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 205-213

TAM receptor signaling in development

Tal Burstyn-Cohen

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 215-224

The retinal pigmented epithelium – from basic developmental biology research to translational approaches

Benjamin Amram, Yamit Cohen-Tayar, Ahuvit David and Ruth Ashery-Padan

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 225-234

Original Articles

Roles of DSCAM in axonal decussation and fasciculation of chick spinal interneurons

Oksana Cohen, Lilach Vald, Masahito Yamagata, Joshua R. Sanes and Avihu Klar

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 235-244

A new role of the membrane-type matrix metalloproteinase 16 (MMP16/MT3-MMP) in neural crest cell migration

Lee Roth, Rotem Kalev-Altman, Efrat Monsonego-Ornan and Dalit Sela-Donenfeld

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 245-256

Floor plate descendants in the ependyma of the adult mouse Central Nervous System

Sophie Khazanov, Yael Paz, Amit Hefetz, Ben J. Gonzales, Yaara Netser, Abed A. Mansour and Nissim Ben-Arie

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 257-265

Roles of the cilium-associated gene CCDC11 in left–right patterning and in laterality disorders in humans

Michal Gur, Enbal Ben-Tal Cohen, Olga Genin, Abraham Fainsod, Zeev Perles and Yuval Cinnamon

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 267-276

Ocular vessel patterning in zebrafish is indirectly regulated by Hedgehog signaling

Omri Weiss, Rivka Kaufman, Eyal Mishani and Adi Inbal

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 277-284

Epigenetic mechanism of FMR1 inactivation in Fragile X syndrome

Merav Hecht, Amalia Tabib, Tamar Kahan, Shari Orlanski, Michal Gropp, Yuval Tabach, Ofra Yanuka, Nissim Benvenisty, Ilana Keshet and Howard Cedar

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 285-292

FoxD1 protein interacts with Wnt and BMP signaling to differentially pattern mesoderm and neural tissue

Hanna Polevoy, Anastasia Malyarova, Yuri Fonar, Sara Elias and Dale Frank

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 293-302

ADHFe1: a novel enzyme involved in retinoic acid-dependent Hox activation

Yehuda Shabtai, Natalie Shukrun and Abraham Fainsod

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 303-310

Loss of thrombospondin reveals a possible role for the extracellular matrix in chordotonal cap cell elongation

Rina T. Greenblatt Ben-El, Abeer Hassan and Adi Salzberg

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 311-318

The SUMO-targeted ubiquitin ligase, Dgrn, is essential for Drosophila innate immunity

Bella Koltun, Eliza Shackelford, François Bonnay, Nicolas Matt, Jean Marc Reichhart and Amir Orian

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 319-327

Disruption of the aortic wall by coelomic lining-derived mesenchymal cells accompanies the onset of aortic hematopoiesis

Alaa A. Arraf, Marella F.T.R. De Bruijn and Thomas M. Schultheiss

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 329-335

Adhesion molecule Kirrel3/Neph2 is required for the elongated shape of myocytes during skeletal muscle differentiation

Yael Tamir-Livne, Raeda Mubariki and Eyal Bengal

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 337-345

Regulatory heterochronies and loose temporal scaling between sea star and sea urchin regulatory circuits

Tsvia Gildor, Veronica Hinman and Smadar Ben-Tabou-De-Leon

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 347-356