Vol. 50 No. 5 (2006) pp.439-510

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An adult form of Ciona intestinalis, a tunicate species studied by Nori Satoh’s laboratory in Kyoto University, Japan. Prof. Sato is the winner of the 2005 edition of the Kowalevsky Medal, awarded by the St. Petersburg Society of Naturalists (Russia) for outstanding contributions to the field of evolutionary developmental biology (Evo-Devo ). For further details, see the article by Kuratani et al. pp. 451-454 in the present issue.

Essay

August Rauber (1841-1917): from the primitive streak to Cellularmechanik
Sabine Brauckmann
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2006) 50: 439-449

Special Contribution

Evolutionary embryology resurrected in Japan with a new molecular basis: Nori Satoh and the history of ascidian studies originating in Kyoto during the 20th century
Shigeru Kuratani, Hiroshi Wada, Rie Kusakabe And Kiyokazu Agata
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2006) 50: 451-454

Original Articles

Dynamic distribution of the replacement histone variant H3.3 in the mouse oocyte and preimplantation embryos
Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla, Andrew J. Bannister, Paul J. Hurd, Tony Kouzarides and Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2006) 50: 455-461
Two modes of action by which Xenopus hairy2b establishes tissue demarcation in the Spemann-Mangold organizer
Yasuhito Murato, Mami Yamaguti, Miho Katamura, Ken W.Y. Cho and Chikara Hashimoto
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2006) 50: 463-471
Bowline, a novel protein localized to the presomitic mesoderm, interacts with Groucho/TLE in Xenopus
Akiko Kondow, Keisuke Hitachi, Tempei Ikegame and Makoto Asashima
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2006) 50: 473-479
Proliferation and apoptosis in early molar morphogenesis - voles as models in odontogenesis
Jana Setkova, Herve Lesot, Eva Matalova, Kirsti Witter, Petra Matulova and Ivan Misek
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2006) 50: 481-489
Molar tooth development in caspase-3 deficient mice
Eva Matalova, Paul T. Sharpe, Saquib A. Lakhani, Kevin A. Roth, Richard A. Flavell, Jana Setkova, Ivan Misek and Abigail S. Tucker
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2006) 50: 491-497

Short Communication

Msx1 and Msx2 have shared essential functions in neural crest but may be dispensable in epidermis and axis formation in Xenopus
Deepak Khadka, Ting Luo and Thomas D. Sargent
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2006) 50: 499-502

Developmental Expression Pattern

Tbx1 is expressed at multiple sites of epithelial-mesenchymal interaction during early development of the facial complex
Maria Zoupa, Maisa Seppala, Thimios Mitsiadis and Martyn T. Cobourne
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2006) 50: 504-510

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