Vol. 45 No. 8 (2001) pp.845-920

December 2001

Cover legend

Germ band of the predatory cladoceran Leptodora kindtii stained with an antibody to Distal-less. Distal-less is expressed in the tip of the labrum, in the compound eye, in the telson, and in the appendages. For more details see the article by Olesen et al. in the present issue

Original articles

Xerl, a novel CNS-specific secretory protein, establishes the boundary between neural plate and neural crest.
S Kuriyama and T Kinoshita
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2001) 45: 845-852
Evidence that the rat osteopetrotic mutation toothless (tl) is not in the TNFSF11 (TRANCE, RANKL, ODF, OPGL) gene.
P R Odgren, N Kim, L van Wesenbeeck, C MacKay, A Mason-Savas, F F Safadi, S N Popoff, C Lengner, W van-Hul, Y Choi and S C Marks
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2001) 45: 853-859
The redistribution of Ca2+ stores with inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor to the cleavage furrow in a microtubule-dependent manner.
F Mitsuyama and T Sawai
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2001) 45: 861-868
The evolutionary transformation of phyllopodous to stenopodous limbs in the Branchiopoda (Crustacea)--is there a common mechanism for early limb development in arthropods?
J Olesen, S Richter and G Scholtz
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2001) 45: 869-876
FGF signaling is essential for the early events in the development of the chick nervous system and mesoderm.
S Khot and S Ghaskadbi
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2001) 45: 877-885
The role of capsulin in the morphogenesis and differentiation of fetal rat gastric mucosa.
M Andersson, A S Giraud and M Familari
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2001) 45: 887-893

Technical article

Mammalian neural tube grafting experiments: an in vitro system for mouse experimental embryology.
D Echevarría, C Vieira and S Martínez
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2001) 45: 895-902

Short communication

Differentiation behavior of pituitary cells in normal and metamorphosis-arrested larvae of the salamander Hynobius retardatus.
K Furuta, K Kanki and M Wakahara
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2001) 45: 903-906

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