Vol. 40 No. 4 (1996) pp.613-916

Developmental Biology of Urodeles

Developmental biology of Urodeles.

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 613-916


What are the key advantages and disadvantages of urodele species compared to anurans as a model system for experimental analysis of early development?
P D Nieuwkoop
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 617-619
Urodele limb and tail regeneration in early biological thought: an essay on scientific controversy and social change.
C E Dinsmore
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 621-627
How did urodele embryos come into prominence as a model system?
J C Beetschen
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 629-636

Embryonic Patterning

Unusual features of the urodele genome: do they have a role in evolution and development?
R Vignali and I Nardi
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 637-643
What role might lampbrush chromosomes play in maternal gene expression?
N Angelier, M Penrad-Mobayed, B Billoud, M L Bonnanfant-Jaïs and P Coumailleau
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 645-652
Primordial germ cell development: is the urodele pattern closer to mammals than to anurans?
M Wakahara
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 653-659

Morphogenesis and diferentiation

Surface contraction and expansion waves correlated with differentiation in axolotl embryos. II. In contrast to urodeles, the anuran Xenopus laevis does not show furrowing surface contraction waves.
P D Nieuwkoop, N K Björklund and R Gordon
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 661-664
What mechanisms control neoteny and regulate induced metamorphosis in urodeles?
P Rosenkilde and A P Ussing
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 665-673
What mechanisms drive cell migration and cell interactions in Pleurodeles?
J C Boucaut, L Clavilier, T Darribère, M Delarue, J F Riou and D L Shi
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 675-683
What insights into vertebrate pigmentation has the axolotl model system provided?
S K Frost-Mason and K A Mason
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 685-693
What insights into the phenomena of cell fate determination and cell migration has the study of the urodele neural crest provided?
H H Epperlein and J Löfberg
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 695-707
Morphogenesis of the axolotl pronephric duct: a model system for the study of cell migration in vivo.
J Drawbridge and M S Steinberg
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 709-713
Activin treated urodele ectoderm: a model experimental system for cardiogenesis.
T Ariizumi, S Komazaki, M Asashima and G M Malacinski
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 715-718
Heart development and regeneration in urodeles.
A W Neff, A E Dent and J B Armstrong
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 719-725
Pattern formation in the urodele mechanoreceptive lateral line: what features can be exploited for the study of development and evolution?
S C Smith
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 727-733


Developmental neurobiology of the anterior areas in amphibians: urodele perspectives.
G W Eagleson
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 735-743
What mechanisms drive neural induction and neural determination in urodeles?
A M Duprat
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 745-754
Lens induction in axolotls: comparison with inductive signaling mechanisms in Xenopus laevis.
M D Servetnick, T L Cook and R M Grainger
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 755-761
How does the urodele ear develop?
B Fritzsch
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 763-771

Pattern regulation

A conceptual framework for analyzing axial patterning in regenerating urodele limbs.
D L Stocum
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 773-783
The cellular basis of limb regeneration in urodeles.
A L Mescher
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 785-795
Molecular mechanisms in the control of limb regeneration: the role of homeobox genes.
D M Gardiner and S V Bryant
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 797-805
Re-examining jaw regeneration in urodeles: what have we learnt?
P Ferretti
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 807-811
Can insights into urodele limb regeneration be achieved with cell cultures and retroviruses?
P A Tsonis, K Del Rio-Tsonis, J L Wallace, J C Burns, M C Hofmann, J L Millan and C H Washabaugh
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 813-816
Is retinoic acid an endogenous ligand during urodele limb regeneration?
C M Viviano and J P Brockes
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 817-822
Spinal cord regeneration: a phenomenon unique to urodeles?
E A Chernoff
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 823-831
Mechanisms of retina regeneration in urodeles.
V I Mitashov
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 833-844

Development and evolution

Evolutionary patterns in ontogenetic transformation: from laws to regularities.
P Alberch and M J Blanco
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 845-858
Direct development in the lungless salamanders: what are the consequences for developmental biology, evolution and phylogenesis?
D B Wake and J Hanken
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 859-869
Salamander pigment patterns: how can they be used to study developmental mechanisms and their evolutionary transformation?
D M Parichy
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 871-884
What insights into the developmental traits of urodeles does the study of interspecific hybrids provide?
S R Voss and H B Shaffer
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 885-893

Urodeles in the classroom

Axolotls in the second grade.
V Coppedge
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 895-896
A laboratory classroom exercise: cell migration in cutaneous wound healing and pigmentary pattern formation in the red-spotted newt.
R A Zaccaria
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 897-899
Urodele (e.g., axolotl) embryos in the undergraduate laboratory class: an essay describing a multifaceted learning experience.
G M Malacinski and H M Chung
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 901-905

Practical methods for urodele research

A method for the isolation and culture of embryonic cardiomyocytes from Mexican axolotl.
R W Zajdel, Y Zhu, M E Fransen and L F Lemanski
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 907-908
Treatment of axolotls with retinoids for limb regeneration studies.
S R Scadding
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 909-910
Techniques for obtaining and raising plethodontid salamander eggs.
E L Jockusch
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 911-912
How to observe surface contraction waves on axolotl embryos.
R Gordon and N K Björklund
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1996) 40: 913-914

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