Vol. 52 Nos. 2/3 (2008) pp.93-322

Developmental Biology in Poland

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The white and red of the flag are the Polish national colors, while the crowned eagle on the red field is the Polish coat of arms (a national emblem). The chimeric mouse in the top right was developed from electrofused blastocysts and provided evidence for developmental plasticity of the inner cell mass. Findings originally reported in Tarkowski et al. (2005). Int. J. Dev. Biol. 49: 909-914.

Developmental Biology in Poland. Preface.
Malgorzata Kloc, Marek Maleszewski and Andrzej K. Tarkowski
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 93-96

Introductory papers

Emil Godlewski, Jr. (1875-1944) pioneer of embryology at the Jagiellonian University of Krakow (Poland)
Leopold Sliwa
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 97-100
Polish pioneers in research on vertebrate circulatory systems at the Jagiellonian University of Krakow (Poland)
Wincenty Kilarski
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 101-107
Stanislaw Smreczynski´s legacy and the Department of Zoology of the Jagiellonian University of Krakow (Poland)
Mariusz K. Jaglarz
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 109-114
Basic Science B.D. (before Drosophila): Cytology at Warsaw University (Poland)
Malgorzata Kloc
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 115-119
Mammalian and avian embryology at Warsaw University (Poland) from XIX century to the present
Andrzej K. Tarkowski, Marek Maleszewski, Teresa Rogulska, Maria A. Ciemerych and Ewa Borsuk
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 121-134
Embryology at the Universities of Lwow and Wroclaw
Antoni Ogorzalek
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 135-139
History and status of embryology and developmental biology at Polish Medical Faculties and Schools
Hieronim Bartel
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 141-146
Bronislawa and Mieczyslaw Konopacki - pioneers of the application of histochemistry to embryology in Poland
Zofia Bielanska-Osuchowska
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 147-150
Animal reproduction biotechnology in Poland
Zdzislaw Smorag, Lucyna Katska-Ksiazkiewicz, Maria Skrzyszowska, Jacek Jura, Barbara Gajda and Michal Bochenek
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 151-155
Experimental embryology of mammals at the Jastrzebiec Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding
Jolanta Karasiewicz and Jacek Andrzej Modlinski
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 157-161

Interview and personal reminiscences

Early mammalian embryo: my love. An interview with Andrzej K. Tarkowski
Marek Maleszewski and Andrzej K. Tarkowski
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 163-169
Andrzej Krzysztof Tarkowski abroad, in photos and correspondence
Chris F. Graham
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 171-178

Present research in Poland

Accessory nuclei in insect oogenesis: in search of the function of enigmatic organelles
Mariusz K. Jaglarz, Malgorzata Kloc and Szczepan M. Bilinski
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 179-185
Molecular aspects of avian oogenesis and fertilisation
Bozenna Olszanska and Urszula Stepinska
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 187-194
Genetic control of gamete quality in the mouse - a tribute to Halina Krzanowska
Jozefa Styrna
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 195-199
On the transition from the meiotic to mitotic cell cycle during early mouse development
Jacek Z. Kubiak, Maria A. Ciemerych, Anna Hupalowska, Marta Sikora-Polaczek and Zbigniew Polanski
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 201-217
From Planarians to Mammals - the many faces of regeneration
Jerzy Moraczewski, Karolina Archacka, Edyta Brzoska, Maria-Anna Ciemerych, Iwona Grabowska, Katarzyna Janczyk-Ilach, Wladyslawa Streminska and Malgorzata Zimowska
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 219-227
Embryonic development of the proepicardium and coronary vessels
Anna Ratajska, Elzbieta Czarnowska and Bogdan Ciszek
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 229-236
A novel, neural potential of non-hematopoietic human umbilical cord blood stem cells
Krystyna Domanska-Janik, Leonora Buzanska and Barbara Lukomska
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 237-248
Acquisition of cell polarity during cell cycle and oral replacement in Tetrahymena
Janina Kaczanowska, Szymon Kaczanowski, Mauryla Kiersnowska, Hanna Fabczak, Karolina Tulodziecka and Andrzej Kaczanowski
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 249-258
Germ cell cluster formation and ovariole structure in viviparous and oviparous generations of the aphid Stomaphis quercus
Grazyna Pyka-Fosciak and Teresa Szklarzewicz
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 259-265
Follicular cell differentiation in polytrophic ovaries of a moth midge, Tinearia alternata
Marta Mazurkiewicz and Janusz Kubrakiewicz
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 267-278
The Australian lungfish (Neoceratodus forsteri) - fish or amphibian pattern of muscle development?
Agata Kacperczyk and Malgorzata Daczewska
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 279-286
Gene mapping of sperm quality parameters in recombinant inbred strains of mice
Aniela Golas, Anna Dzieza, Katarzyna Kuzniarz and Jozefa Styrna
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 287-293
Hypomethylation of paternal DNA in the late mouse zygote is not essential for development
Zbigniew Polanski, Nami Motosugi, Chizuko Tsurumi, Takashi Hiiragi and Steffen Hoffmann
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 295-298
CDK4 activity in mouse embryos expressing a single D-type cyclin
Maria A. Ciemerych, Qunyan Yu, Katarzyna Szczepanska and Piotr Sicinski
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 299-305
Distinct patterns of MMP-9 and MMP-2 activity in slow and fast twitch skeletal muscle regeneration in vivo
Malgorzata Zimowska, Edyta Brzoska, Marta Swierczynska, Wladyslawa Streminska and Jerzy Moraczewski
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 307-314
Experimental embryonic-somatic chimaerism in the sheep confirmed by random amplified polymorphic DNA assay
Jolanta Karasiewicz, Mariusz Sacharczuk, Boguslaw Was, Andrzej Guszkiewicz, Maciej Korwin-Kossakowski, Maria Gorniewska, Ewa Szablisty and Jacek A. Modlinski
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 315-322

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