Vol. 46 No. 8 (2002) pp.993-1076

December 2002

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Chimeric epicardium obtained by grafting a quail proepicardial primordium on a chick embryo heart. Quail cells (green) have contributed to the endothelium of coronary arteries and also to their muscular tunica media (smooth muscle cells labeled in red).For further details, see the article by Pérez-Pomares et al. in the present issue.

Original articles

Uncommitted Xenopus blastula cells can be directed to uniform muscle gene expression by gradient interpretation and a community effect.
Henrietta J Standley and John B Gurdon
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2002) 46: 993-998
The circadian gene Clock is required for the correct early expression of the head specific gene Otx2.
Richard Morgan
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2002) 46: 999-1004
Origin of coronary endothelial cells from epicardial mesothelium in avian embryos.
José-María Pérez-Pomares, Rita Carmona, Mauricio González-Iriarte, Gerardo Atencia, Andy Wessels and Ramón Muñoz-Chápuli
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2002) 46: 1005-1013
KL/KIT co-expression in mouse fetal oocytes.
Luisa Doneda, Francesca-Gioia Klinger, Lidia Larizza and Massimo De Felici
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2002) 46: 1015-1021
Autoaggressive, multi-headed and other mutant phenotypes in Hydractinia echinata (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa).
Werner A Müller
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2002) 46: 1023-1033
Young microspore-derived maize embryos show two domains with defined features also present in zygotic embryogenesis.
Pilar S Testillano, Carmen Ramírez, Jezabel Domenech, Maria-José Coronado, Phillipe Vergne, Elisabeth Matthys-Rochon and María C Risueño
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2002) 46: 1035-1047

Technical article

Quantitation of 3D ureteric branching morphogenesis in cultured embryonic mouse kidney.
Luise A Cullen-McEwen, Gabriel Fricout, Ian S Harper, Dominique Jeulin and John F Bertram
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2002) 46: 1049-1055

Short communication

Cysteine-rich region of X-Serrate-1 is required for activation of Notch signaling in Xenopus primary neurogenesis.
Tomomi Kiyota and Tsutomu Kinoshita
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2002) 46: 1057-1060

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