Vol. 45 No. 7 (2001) pp.771-844

October 2001

Cover legend

Larvae of Xenopus laevis on the left column were injected in the right dorsal blastomere at the eight cell stage simultaneously with XMLP- and LacZ-RNA, indicated by the blue staining. There is a strong reduction of the eye-anlage in contrast to the non-injected side as shown in the right column. For more details see the article by Zhao et al. in the present issue.

Essay

Amphibian gastrulation: history and evolution of a 125 year-old concept.
J C Beetschen
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2001) 45: 771-795

Review

Mammalian oocyte activation: lessons from the sperm and implications for nuclear transfer.
R Alberio, V Zakhartchenko, J Motlik and E Wolf
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2001) 45: 797-809

Original articles

How many blastomeres of the 4-cell embryo contribute cells to the mouse body?
A K Tarkowski, W Ozdzenski and R Czolowska
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2001) 45: 811-816
Isolation and characterization of a Xenopus gene (XMLP) encoding a MARCKS-like protein.
H Zhao, Y Cao and H Grunz
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2001) 45: 817-826
Localization of type IV collagen a 1 to a 6 chains in basement membrane during mouse molar germ development.
N Nagai, K Nakano, Y Sado, I Naito, M Gunduz, H Tsujigiwa, H Nagatsuka, Y Ninomiya and C H Siar
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2001) 45: 827-831

Technical article

A hormone-dependent post-translationally regulated mutant for investigating type I cadherin function.
E Giacomello, O Morali, J Vallin, J P Thiery and F Broders
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2001) 45: 833-838

Short communication

NUDC expression during amphibian development.
N Moreau, J P Aumais, C Prudhomme, S M Morris and L Y Yu-Lee
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2001) 45: 839-843

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