Vol. 41 No. 3 (1997) pp.425-540

June 1997

Cover legend

Bilateral shortening of the ventral retin a and persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous in a mouse lacking retinoic acid receptors b and g. These effects exemplify the role o f retinoic acid in eye development and evolution. For details see "Role of the retinoic acid re ceptor beta (RARb) during mouse development" by N.B. Ghyselinck et al. in this issue.

Original articles

Role of the retinoic acid receptor beta (RARbeta) during mouse development.
N B Ghyselinck, V Dupé, A Dierich, N Messaddeq, J M Garnier, C Rochette-Egly, P Chambon and M Mark
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1997) 41: 425-447
Crescent, a novel chick gene encoding a Frizzled-like cysteine-rich domain, is expressed in anterior regions during early embryogenesis.
P L Pfeffer, E M De Robertis and J C Izpisua-Belmonte
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1997) 41: 449-458
N-cadherin protein distribution in normal embryos and in embryos carrying mutations in the homeobox gene Hoxa-4.
A I Packer, V A Elwell, J D Parnass, K A Knudsen and D J Wolgemuth
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1997) 41: 459-468
p34(cdc2) and mitotic cyclin expression in the developing quail neuroretina.
X Espanel, A Kastner, O Stettler, B Tavitian, G Brun and G Gillet
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1997) 41: 469-476
Immunocytochemical detection of acetylated alpha-tubulin and Drosophila synapsin in the embryonic crustacean nervous system.
S Harzsch, K Anger and R R Dawirs
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1997) 41: 477-484
Myogenesis in cultures of uniparental mouse embryonic stem cells: differing patterns of expression of myogenic regulatory factors.
L A McKarney, M L Overall and M Dziadek
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1997) 41: 485-490
Adult epidermal keratinocytes are endowed with pilosebaceous forming abilities.
C Ferraris, B A Bernard and D Dhouailly
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1997) 41: 491-498
Cytoplasmic transport in Drosophila ovarian follicles: the migration of microinjected fluorescent probes through intercellular bridges depends neither on electrical charge nor on external osmolarity.
J Bohrmann and S Schill
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1997) 41: 499-507
Differential expression of microtubule associated protein MAP-2 in developing cochleovestibular neurons and its modulation by neurotrophin-3.
I San José, E Vázquez, N García-Atares, J J Huerta, J A Vega and J Represa
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1997) 41: 509-519

Short contributions

The community effect in Xenopus myogenesis is promoted by dorsalizing factors.
G Carnac and J B Gurdon
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1997) 41: 521-524
The final determination of Xenopus ectoderm depends on intrinsic and external positional information.
Y Chen and H Grunz
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1997) 41: 525-528
Correlation between RA-induced apoptosis and patterning defects in regenerating fins and limbs.
J Géraudie and P Ferretti
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1997) 41: 529-532
Thyroid hormone receptors in perennibranchiate amphibians.
R Safi, A Deprez and V Laudet
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1997) 41: 533-535
Incorporation of cultured embryonic cells into transgenic and chimeric, porcine fetuses.
E Notarianni, S Laurie, A NG and K Sathasivam
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1997) 41: 537-540

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