The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Volume 65 > Issue 4-5-6 (Special Issue)

Cover Vol. 65 N. 4-5-6

Developmental Biology in Ibero-America - Part 2

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

Research in Ibero-America

Delineating the anuran axial skeleton

Sara S. Sánchez and Romel S. Sánchez

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 177-186

Roles of cytochromes P450 in plant reproductive development

Ayelén M. Distéfano, Nicolás Setzes, Milagros Cascallares, Diego F. Fiol, Eduardo Zabaleta and Gabriela C. Pagnussat

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 187-194

Conserved roles of Rax/rx3 genes in hypothalamus and pituitary development

Flávio S.J. De Souza and Marysia Placzek

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 195-205

Stress and sex determination in fish: from brain to gonads

Diana C. Castañeda-Cortés and Juan I. Fernandino

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 207-214

Insights into vertebrate head development: from cranial neural crest to the modelling of neurocristopathies

Andrea M. J. Weiner, Gabriela Coux, Pablo Armas and Nora Calcaterra

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 215-225


Establishing embryonic territories in the context of Wnt signaling

Ian Velloso, Lorena A. Maia, Nathalia G. Amado, Alice H. Reis, Xi He and Jose G. Abreu

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 227-233

Morphogenesis of the lens placode

Cecília G. Magalhães, Maraysa De Oliveira-Melo and C.Y. Irene Yan

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 235-244

The subterranean catfish Phreatobius cisternarum provides insights into visual adaptations to the phreatic environment

Louise N. Perez, Bertha R. Mariluz, Jamily lorena, Amy Liu, Marcos P. Sousa, Rodrigo A.P. Martins, John S. Taylor and Patricia N. Schneider

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 245-250


Cell segregation and boundary formation during nervous system development

M. Constanza González-Ramírez, Pablo Guzmán-Palma and Carlos Oliva

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 251-261

Mechanisms of vertebrate neural plate internalization

Claudio Araya and Daniela Carrasco

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 263-273

Dissecting the neural divide: a continuous neurectoderm gives rise to the olfactory placode and bulb

Jorge Torres-Paz, Eugene M. Tine and Kathleen E. Whitlock

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 275-287

Developmental delay during eye morphogenesis underlies optic cup and neurogenesis defects in mab21l2u517 zebrafish mutants

Rebecca Wycliffe, Julie Plaisancie, Sydney Leaman, Octavia Santis, Lisa Tucker, Daniela Cavieres, Michelle Fernandez, Camila Weiss-Garrido, Cristian Sobarzo, Gaia Gestri and Leonardo E. Valdivia

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 289-299


Anatomical and genetic bases underlying the convergent evolution of fleshy and dry dehiscent fruits in Cestrum and Brugmansia (Solanaceae)

Natalí Hernández-Ciro and Natalia Pabón-Mora

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 301-311

Limb regeneration in salamanders: the plethodontid tale

Claudia M. Arenas-Gómez and Jean-Paul Delgado

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 313-321


The “Mexican dancer” in Ecuador: molecular confirmation, embryology and planktotrophy in the sea slug Elysia diomedea

Lola Moreano-Arrobo, Oscar D. Pérez, Federico D. Brown, Fernanda X. Oyarzún and Cristian B. Canales-Aguirre

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 323-332

A polymorphism in oocyte pigmentation in natural populations of the glass frog Espadarana prosoblepon (Centrolenidae)

María J. Salazar-Nicholls, Francisca Hervas, Sofía I. Muñoz-Tobar, Ana-Belén Carrillo, Heisel Ricaurte, Santiago R. Ron and Andrés Romero-Carvajal

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 333-344


Oxygen, reactive oxygen species and developmental redox networks: Evo-Devo Evil-Devils?

Enrique Salas-Vidal, Francisco J. Mendez-Cruz, Arlen Ramírez-Corona and Brenda Reza-Medina

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 345-356

Inducing your neighbors to become like you: cell recruitment in developmental patterning and growth

Luis M. Muñoz-Nava, Marycruz Flores-Flores and Marcos Nahmad

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 357-364

The levels of reprogramming factors influence the induction and maintenance of pluripotency: the case of CD1 mouse strain cells

Luis Covarrubias, José-Ángel Martínez-Sarmiento, Concepción Valencia, Andras Nagy and David Hernández-García

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 365-376

LIN-35 beyond its classical roles: its function in the stress response

Alan A. González-Rangel and Rosa E. Navarro

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 377-382

Identification of the maize Mediator CDK8 module and transposon-mediated mutagenesis of ZmMed12a

Ana l. Alonso-Nieves, Tania Núñez-Ríos, Julio A. Massange-Sánchez, Kevin R. Ahern, Daniel Lepe-Soltero, Marcelina García-Aguilar, Thomas P. Brutnell, Ruairidh J. H. Sawers, and C. Stewart Gillmor

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 383-394

Inhibition of WNT/β-catenin is necessary and sufficient to induce Scx expression in developing tendons of chicken limb

Valentina García-Lee, Martha E. Díaz-Hernandez and Jesús Chimal-Monroy

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 395-401

Bisphenol A alters differentiation of Leydig cells in the rabbit fetal testis

Alexis P. Ortega-García, Verónica Díaz-Hernández, Pedro Collazo-Saldaña and Horacio Merchant-Larios

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 403-412


Ancestral form and function of larval feeding structures are retained during the development of non-planktotrophic gastropods

Rachel Collin, Caitlin M. Shishido, Anabell J. Cornejo and Maryna P. Lesoway

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 413-425

Puerto Rico

A roadmap for intestinal regeneration

David Quispe-Parra, Griselle Valentín and José E. García-Arrarás

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 427-437


Photoreceptor progenitor dynamics in the zebrafish embryo retina and its modulation by primary cilia and N-cadherin

Gonzalo Aparicio, Magela Rodao, José L. Badano and Flavio R. Zolessi

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2021) 65: 439-455