The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Volume 61 > Issue 8-9

Cover Vol. 61 N. 8-9

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The cover shows the ventral view of a mature male and larger female black-footed slipper snails (Crepidula atrasolea). These snails are presented as a new laboratory model for studying development in a spiralian (lophotrochozoan) animal. For further details, see article by Henry et al., pp. 479-493 in the present issue.



At the very beginning of life on Earth: the thiol-rich peptide (TRP) world hypothesis

Yannick Vallee, Ibrahim Shalayel, Kieu-Dung Ly, K.V. Raghavendra Rao, Gael De Paëpe, Katharina Märker and Anne Milet

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 471-478

Special Contribution

Beyond the sea: Crepidula atrasolea as a spiralian model system

Jonathan Q. Henry, Maryna P. Lesoway, Kimberly J. Perry, C. Cornelia Osborne, Marty Shankland and Deirdre C. Lyons

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 479-493



Contribution of cranial neural crest cells to mouse skull development

Taofen Wu, Guiqian Chen, Fei Tian and Hong-Xiang Liu

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 495-503

Planar polarity of the extraembryonic epithelia in the preimplantation porcine conceptus

Jacques-Edmond Flechon

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 505-517

Planaria: an animal model that integrates development, regeneration and pharmacology

Oné R. Pagán

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 519-529

Developmental Pathology

Limitations of the Pax7-creERT2 transgene for driving deletion of Nf1 in adult mouse muscle

Matthew A. Summers, Kathy Mikulec, Lauren Peacock, David G. Little and Aaron Schindeler

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 531-536

Short Communications

An empirical model of Onecut binding activity at the sea urchin SM50 C-element gene regulatory region

Ochan Otim

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 537-543

Neurosphere formation potential resides not in the caudal cell mass, but in the secondary neural tube

Ji Yeoun Lee, Eun Sun Lee, Saet Pyoul Kim, Myung-Sook Lee, Ji Hoon Phi, Seung-Ki Kim, Young-Il Hwang and Kyu-Chang Wang

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 545-550

Developmental Expression Patterns

Characterization of the Autophagy related gene-8a (Atg8a) promoter in Drosophila melanogaster

Arundhati Bali and Bhupendra V. Shravage

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 551-555

Temporal and spatial expression patterns of Hedgehog receptors in the developing inner and middle ear

Jeong-Oh Shin, Harinarayana Ankamreddy, Naga Mahesh Jakka, Seokwon Lee, Un-Kyung Kim and Jinwoong Bok

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 557-563

Molecular cloning and expression analysis of Sox3 during gonad and embryonic development in Misgurnus anguillicaudatus

Xiaohua Xia, Weiran Huo, Ruyan Wan, Linxia Zhang, Xiaopei Xia and Zhongjie Chang

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 565-570