Vol. 49 No. 1 (2005) pp.1-70

Cover legend

The cover picture shows the expression pattern of the Xenopus fork head/winged helix gene FoxM1 in early development. This gene is widely known from different species to be involved in cell cycle regulation. The early expression in Xenopus is found predominantly in the eye anlage and in the central nervous system. For more information, see the article by Pohl et al. pp. 53-58 in the present issue.


From eggs to fossils: epigenesis and transformation of species in Pander's biology
Stéphane Schmitt
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 1-8


Putting evo-devo into focus. An interview with Scott F. Gilbert
Alexander T. Mikhailov
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 9-16

Original articles

Delivery of germinal granules and localized RNAs via the messenger transport organizer pathway to the vegetal cortex of Xenopus oocytes occurs through directional expansion of the mitochondrial cloud
Katarzyna Wilk, Szczepan Bilinski, Matthew T. Dougherty and Malgorzata Kloc
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 17-21
Transforming growth factor beta2 promotes the formation of the mouse cochleovestibular ganglion in organ culture
Junko Okano, Toshiya Takigawa, Kenji Seki, Shigehiko Suzuki, Kohei Shiota and Makoto Ishibashi
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 23-31
Loss of beta1 integrin function results in upregulation of connexin expression in embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes
Jaroslaw Czyz, Kaomei Guan2, Qinghua Zeng3 and Anna M. Wobus
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 33-41

Short communication

A generalized caspase inhibitor disrupts early mammalian development
Zahra Zakeri Richard A. Lockshin, Luis-Miguel Criado-Rodríguez and Carlos Martínez-A
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 43-51

Developmental Expression Patterns

Developmental expression of the High Mobility Group B gene in the amphioxus, Branchiostoma belcheri tsingtauense
Xiangwei Huang, Lifeng Wang and Hongwei Zhang
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 49-46
The Fox gene family in Xenopus laevis:FoxI2, FoxM1 and FoxP1 in early development
Barbara S. Pohl, Antje Rössner and Walter Knöchel
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 53-58
Developmental expression of Pod 1 in Xenopus laevis
Subreena Simrick, Karine Massé and Elizabeth A. Jones
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 59-63
Entactin and laminin gamma1-chain gene expression in the early chick embryo
Nikolas Zagris, Albert E. Chung and Vassilis Stavridis
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 65-70

The International Journal of Developmental Biology
ISSN 1696-3547 (online) and 0214-6282 (print)