The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Volume 65 > Issue 1-2-3 (Special Issue)

Cover Vol. 65 N. 1-2-3

Developmental Biology in Ibero-America - Part 1

Edited by: Eugenia M. del Pino, Nora B. Calcaterra, Miguel L. Concha, Diana Escalante-Alcalde, Jesús Chimal-Monroy and José E. García-Arrarás

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Hispanoamérica, Latinoamérica and Iberoamérica are denominations which do not have the same meaning. Hispanoamérica (Hispanic America in English) refers to the set of Spanish-speaking American countries. Its demonym in Spanish is “Hispanoamericano/a” (Hispanic American in English), but it should be kept in mind that this term refers to Spanish America, excluding European Spain. Latinoamérica (Latin America in English ) encompasses the set of countries on the American continent in which languages derived from Latin (Spanish, Portuguese and French) are spoken. The demonym “Latinoamericano/a” (Latin American in English) for the nationals of this continent who speak these languages, is equally correct. Finally, to refer exclusively to Spanish-speaking countries, it is more appropriate to use the denomination Hispanoamérica or Hispanic America. However, if Brazil, a Portuguese-speaking country, is included, the term Iberoamérica (Ibero-America in English) and the demonym “Iberoamericano/a” (Ibero-American) are the preferred ones. Map of Ibero-America adapted from: Heraldry (Wikimedia Commons - CC BY-SA 3.0


A display of Developmental Biology in Ibero-America

Eugenia M. Del Pino

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 1-4

Introductory articles

Early and late stages of Developmental Biology in Argentina

Sara S. Sánchez and Stella M. Honoré

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 5-21

UNESCO Chair of Developmental Biology: how an initiative that fostered careers in Developmental Biology impacted Brazilian Science

Jose G. Abreu

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 23-28

Developmental Biology in Chile: historical perspectives and future challenges

Miguel l. Concha and Iskra A. Signore

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 29-47

Developmental Biology in Central America, the northern region of South America and the Caribbean

José E. García-Arrarás

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 49-58

Developmental Biology in México

Horacio Merchant-Larios

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 59-70

Building the embryo of Developmental Biology in Uruguay

Flavio R. Zolessi, Nibia Berois, M. Mónica Brauer and Estela Castillo

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 71-76

The Latin American Society for Developmental Biology: a successful history

Pablo Wappner and Mario Zurita

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 77-81

20 years of the “Practical Course in Developmental Biology” in Latin America: from Santiago to Quintay, via Juquehy, Buenos Aires and Montevideo

Roberto Mayor

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 83-91

Interviews and personal reminescences

Six decades of scientific pan-Americanism - an interview with Jorge E. Allende

Miguel L. Allende

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 93-101

Experiences with the marsupial frogs: reminiscences of a developmental biologist

Eugenia M. Del Pino

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 103-110

Lessons from the Organizer - an interview with Edward (Eddy) M. De Robertis

Christof Niehrs

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 111-122

A tale of turns and cycles guiding to neural crest migration - an interview with Roberto Mayor

Miguel L. Concha

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 123-129

Unceasingly searching for answers - an interview with Claudio Stern

Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 131-136

A brief personal account of a journey in science - an interview with Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado

José E. García-Arrarás

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 137-141

Cell fusion and fusogens - an interview with Benjamin Podbilewicz

Jesús Chimal-Monroy and Diana Escalante-Alcalde

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 143-152

Insights into the mechanism of adult neurogenesis - an interview with Arturo Álvarez-Buylla

Diana Escalante-Alcalde and Jesús Chimal-Monroy

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 153-161

Epigenetic control of cell fate - an interview with Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla

Jesús Chimal-Monroy and Diana Escalante-Alcalde

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 163-169

Development of a non-amphibious amphibian - an interview with a coquí

Richard P. Elinson

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 171-176