Vol. 51 No. 4 (2007) pp.265-350

Cover legend

Right- and left-half newt embryos with complete external morphology (stage 37) formed from two blastomeres of an embryo ligated at the two-cell stage using a fine enamel-copper wire. The delicate operation is reminiscent of those performed by Hans Spemann, who used fine hairs from a lock of hair of his baby daughter Margrette [see Sander K. and Faessler P.E. (2001). Introducing the Spemann-Mangold Organizer: experiments and insights that generated a key concept in developmental biology. Int. J. Dev. Biol. 45: 1-11]. For further details of the cover illustration, see the paper by Takano et al. pp. 265-272.

Original Articles

Heart formation and left-right asymmetry in separated right and left embryos of a newt
Kazuhiro Takano, Yuzuru Ito, Shuichi Obata, Tsutomu Oinuma, Shinji Komazaki, Hiroaki Nakamura and Makoto Asashima
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2007) 51: 265-272
Analysis of a new allele of limb deformity (ld) reveals tissue- and age-specific transcriptional effects of the Ld Global Control Region
Emilia Pavel, Wenning Zhao, Kimerly A. Powell, Michael Weinstein and Lawrence S. Kirschner
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2007) 51: 273-281
Accumulation and dynamics of proteins of the MCM family during mouse oogenesis and the first embryonic cell cycle
Lukasz Swiech, Katarzyna Kisiel, Renata Czolowska, Maciej Zientarski and Ewa Borsuk
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2007) 51: 283-295
Cyclin B2/cyclin-dependent kinase1 dissociation precedes CDK1 Thr-161 dephosphorylation upon M-phase promoting factor inactivation in Xenopus laevis cell-free extract
Franck Chesnel, Franck Bazile, Aude Pascal and Jacek Z. Kubiak
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2007) 51: 297-305
Serotonin involvement in the metamorphosis of the hydroid Eudendrium racemosum
Giuliana Zega, Roberta Pennati, Arianna Fanzago and Fiorenza De Bernardi
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2007) 51: 307-313

Short Communications

Myoskeletin, a factor related to Myocardin, is expressed in somites and required for hypaxial muscle formation in Xenopus
Hui Zhao, Martha L. Rebbert and Igor B. Dawid
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2007) 51: 315-320
The N-terminus zinc finger domain of Xenopus SIP1 is important for neural induction, but not for suppression of Xbra expression
Kazuhiro R. Nitta, Shuji Takahashi, Yoshikazu Haramoto, Masakazu Fukuda, Kousuke Tanegashima, Yasuko Onuma and Makoto Asashima
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2007) 51: 321-325
Pax7 identifies neural crest, chromatophore lineages and pigment stem cells during zebrafish development
Ana M Lacosta, Jesús Canudas, Cristina González, Pedro Muniesa, Manuel Sarasa and Luis Domínguez
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2007) 51: 327-331

Developmental Expression Patterns

Isolation, genomic structure and developmental expression of Fgf8 in the short-tailed fruit bat, Carollia perspicillata
Chris J. Cretekos, Jian-Min Deng, Eric D. Green, NISC Comparative Sequencing Program, John J. Rasweiler and Richard R. Behringer
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2007) 51: 333-338
Expression and regulation of Xenopus CRMP-4 in the developing nervous system
Jacob Souopgui, Tiemo J. Klisch, Tomas Pieler and Kristine A. Henningfeld
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2007) 51: 339-343
Characterization of novel genes expressed specifically in the sexual organs of the planarian Dugesia ryukyuensis
Sumitaka Hase, Emiko Kashiwagi, Kazuya Kobayashi, Motonori Hoshi and Midori Matsumoto
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2007) 51: 345-349

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