Vol. 46 No. 1 (2002) pp.3-199

Developmental Biology in Switzerland

Cover legend

The vertebrate embryo (Xenopus laevis), the striped invertebrate embryo (ftz expression in Drosophila melanogaster) and the hydra represent important model systems on which Developmental Biology research was founded in Swiss laboratories over the past centuries. The background consists of a 3-D rendered image of the Matterhorn (Cervin/Cervino), made available by the Department of Geography, University of Zurich (Data courtesy: aerial photography, Swiss Federal Office of Topography; image processing and computer graphics, Remote Sensing Laboratories; digital elevation model, M. Heller). The cover was adapted from a design by Tina Siegenthaler and Daniel Bopp.

Introductory papers

Developmental biology in Geneva: a three century-long tradition.
Marino Buscaglia and Denis Duboule
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2002) 46: 5-13
The beginnings of developmental biology in Swiss universities.
Rudolf Weber
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2002) 46: 15-22
Ernst Hadorn, a pioneer of developmental genetics.
Rolf Nöthiger
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2002) 46: 23-27
From transdetermination to the homeodomain at atomic resolution. An interview with Walter J. Gehring.
Niklaus Walter
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2002) 46: 29-37
Cnidarians as a model system for understanding evolution and regeneration.
Brigitte Galliot and Volker Schmid
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2002) 46: 39-48
Xenopus helveticus, an endangered species?
Duri Rungger
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2002) 46: 49-63


The genetic control of eye development and its implications for the evolution of the various eye-types.
Walter J Gehring
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2002) 46: 65-73
Musca domestica, a window on the evolution of sex-determining mechanisms in insects.
Andreas Dübendorfer, Monika Hediger, Géza Burghardt and Daniel Bopp
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2002) 46: 75-79
Conserved genetic mechanisms for embryonic brain patterning.
Heinrich Reichert
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2002) 46: 81-87
Chromosome 21: a small land of fascinating disorders with unknown pathophysiology.
Stylianos E Antonarakis, Robert Lyle, Samuel Deutsch and Alexandre Reymond
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2002) 46: 89-96
Defining the cell lineages of the islets of Langerhans using transgenic mice.
Pedro L Herrera
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2002) 46: 97-103
PPAR expression and function during vertebrate development.
Liliane Michalik, Béatrice Desvergne, Christine Dreyer, Mathilde Gavillet, Ricardo N Laurini and Walter Wahli
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2002) 46: 105-114
Loss and gain of domains during evolution of cut superclass homeobox genes.
Thomas R Bürglin and Giuseppe Cassata
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2002) 46: 115-123
Regulation of cell migration during tracheal development in Drosophila melanogaster.
Valérie Petit, Carlos Ribeiro, Andreas Ebner and Markus Affolter
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2002) 46: 125-132

Original articles

Extensive conservation of sequences and chromatin structures in the bxd polycomb response element among Drosophilid species.
Gaetano I Dellino, Christophe Tatout and Vincenzo Pirrotta
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2002) 46: 133-141
New telomere formation during the process of chromatin diminution in Ascaris suum.
Stephan Jentsch, Heinz Tobler and Fritz Müller
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2002) 46: 143-148
Maternal-effect loci involved in Drosophila oogenesis and embryogenesis: P element-induced mutations on the third chromosome.
Manolo Bellotto, Daniel Bopp, Kirsten A Senti, Richard Burke, Peter Deak, Peter Maroy, Barry Dickson, Konrad Basler and Ernst Hafen
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2002) 46: 149-157
mgm 1, the earliest sex-specific germline marker in Drosophila, reflects expression of the gene esg in male stem cells.
Adrian Streit, Luca Bernasconi, Pavel Sergeev, Alex Cruz and Monica Steinmann-Zwicky
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2002) 46: 159-166
A new gene in Drosophila melanogaster, Ravus, the phantom of the modifier of position-effect variegation Su(var)3-7.
Marion Delattre, Anne Spierer, Nicolas Hulo and Pierre Spierer
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2002) 46: 167-171
A screen for genes expressed in Drosophila imaginal discs.
Offer Gerlitz, Denise Nellen, Michael Ottiger and Konrad Basler
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2002) 46: 173-176
Embryonic expression of Xenopus SGLT-1L, a novel member of the solute carrier family 5 (SLC5), is confined to tubules of the pronephric kidney.
Samer R Eid, Anne Terrettaz, Katsumi Nagata and André W Brändli
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2002) 46: 177-184
A nested deletion approach to generate Cre deleter mice with progressive Hox profiles.
Yann Hérault, Marie Kmita, Chadi C Sawaya and Denis Duboule
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2002) 46: 185-191
Cell-intrinsic and cell-extrinsic cues regulating lineage decisions in multipotent neural crest-derived progenitor cells.
Christian Paratore, Lilian Hagedorn, Julien Floris, Lisette Hari, Maurice Kléber, Ueli Suter and Lukas Sommer
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2002) 46: 193-200

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