Vol. 53 No. 1 (2009) pp.1-185

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The cover picture shows an Arabidopsis flower. Promoter activity of the AtSGP1 gene, encoding a small G protein, was assessed by means of GUS histochemistry. It was observed in sepals, the style and connective tissue of anthers. Moreover, AtSGP1 expression was also localized to specialised cells such as mature stomata guard cells and the quiescent centre (QC). For further details, see paper by Bedhomme et al., pp.177-185 in this issue.


Neural stem cells at the crossroads: MMPs may tell the way
Gaetana A. Tonti, Ferdinando Mannello, Emanuele Cacci and Stefano Biagioni
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1-17
Organelles in developing neurons: essential regulators of neuronal morphogenesis and function
Sayaka Sekine, Masayuki Miura and Takahiro Chihara
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 19-27
Ocular forkhead transcription factors: seeing eye to eye
Holly E. Moose, Lisa E. Kelly, Srivamsi Nekkalapudi and Heithem M. El-Hodiri
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 29-36

Original Articles

Loss of REEP4 causes paralysis of the Xenopus embryo
Joanna Argasinska, Amer A. Rana, Michael J. Gilchrist, Kim Lachani, Alice Young and James C. Smith
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 37-43
Hedgehog signalling is required for cloacal development in the zebrafish embryo
Caroline A. Parkin, Claire E. Allen and Philip W. Ingham
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 45-57
Genetic evidence against a role for W-linked histidine triad nucleotide binding protein (HINTW) in avian sex determination
Craig A. Smith, Kelly N. Roeszler and Andrew H. Sinclair
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 59-67
Transcriptional regulation by Pax3 and TGFbeta2 signaling: a potential gene regulatory network in neural crest development
Hiromichi Nakazaki, Yueh-Wei Shen, Beth Yun, Anvesh Reddy,Varun Khanna, Barbara Mania-Farnell, Shunsuke Ichi, David G. Mclone, Tadanori Tomita and C. Shekhar K. Mayanil
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 69-79
Lef1 plays a role in patterning the mesoderm and ectoderm in Xenopus tropicalis
Giulietta Roël, Yoony Y.J. Gent, Josi Peterson-Maduro, Fons J. Verbeek and Olivier Destrée
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 81-89
The heart forming region of early chick embryo is an alternative source of embryonic stem cells
Seema Borgave, Kirti Ghodke and Surendra Ghaskadbi
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 91-99
Triiodothyronine (T3) action on aquatic locomotor behavior during metamorphosis of the bullfrog Rana catesbeiana
Marisabel Fernández-Mongil, Celia J. Venza, Amelia Rivera, José A. Lasalde-Dominicci, Warren Burggren and Legier V. Rojas
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 101-108
Ceratitis capitata transformer-2 gene is required to establish and maintain the autoregulation of Cctra, the master gene for female sex determination
Marco Salvemini, Mark Robertson, Benjamin Aronson, Peter Atkinson, Lino C. Polito and Giuseppe Saccone
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 109-120
Acquisition of plastid movement responsiveness to light during mesophyll cell differentiation
Joanna Augustynowicz, Weronika Krzeszowiec and Halina Gabrys
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 121-127

Short Communications

The 2-cell block occurring during development of outbred mouse embryos is rescued by cytoplasmic factors present in inbred metaphase II oocytes
Mario Zanoni, Silvia Garagna, Carlo A. Redi and Maurizio Zuccotti
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 129-134
Rotation in Xenopus laevis embryos during the second cell cycle
Sergey M. Starodubov and Vladimir A. Golychenkov
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 135-137

Developmental Expression Patterns

Generation of a reporter-null allele of Ppap2b/Lpp3and its expression during embryogenesis
Diana Escalante-Alcalde, Sara L. Morales and Colin L. Stewart
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 139-147
Sim1 and Sim2 expression during chick and mouse limb development
Pascal Coumailleau and Delphine Duprez
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 149-157
Expression of Xenopus tropicalis HNF6/Onecut-1
Kim E. Haworth and Branko Latinkic
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 159-162
Expression patterns of Src-family tyrosine kinases during Xenopus laevis development
Zoltan Ferjentsik, Radek Sindelka, Jiri Jonak
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 163-168
Developmental expression of Apnanos during oogenesis and embryogenesis in the parthenogenetic pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum
Chun-Che Chang, Ting-Yu Huang, Charles E. Cook, Gee-Way Lin, Chun-Liang Shih and Rita P.-Y. Chen
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 169-176
Arabidopsis monomeric G-proteins, markers of early and late events in cell differentiation
Mariette Bedhomme, Chantal Mathieu, Amada Pulido, Yves Henry and Catherine Bergounioux
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 177-185

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