Vol. 53 Nos. 8/9/10 (2009) pp.1119-1654

Developmental Biology in Hispania

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In front of an old beautiful map from 1631, the pleasant time when Spain and Portugal still formed a unified country, stand a selection of representative figures of Hispanic Biological Morphology, Genetics and Biochemistry of all times. The actual progress of Developmental Biology in our countries cannot be understood without them. These seminal figures, background left to right, are: Severo Ochoa de Albornoz (1905-1993) Nobel Prize in 1959, Augusto Celestino Da Costa (1884-1956), José F. David-Ferreira (b.1929), Francisco Orts-Llorca (1905-1993), Aureliano Maestre de San Juan y Muñoz (1828-1890), Ignacio Bolívar y Urrutia (1850-1944), Antonio García-Bellido (b. 1936) and Antonio Gimbernat y Arbós (1734-1816); foreground, left to right: Juan Valverde de Amusco (ca. 1525-1588), Martín Martínez (1684-1736), Crisóstomo Martínez (1638-1694) and Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852-1934) Nobel Prize in 1906.


Science in Hispania: Spain and Portugal on the main route again
Juan Aréchaga
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1119-1122

Introductory articles

Early bases of modern Embryology in Spain: Microscopical Anatomy and the introduction of Cell Theory and Histology in their scientific and social European context
Roberto Marco-Cuellar(†) and Juan Aréchaga
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1123-1143
Contributions to Neuroembryology of Santiago Ramon y Cajal (1852-1934) and Jorge F. Tello (1880-1958)
Luis Puelles
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1145-1160
Augusto Celestino da Costa (1884-1956) - professor, scientist and science promoter
José-Francisco David-Ferreira
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1161-1164
A glance at Spanish Embryology and Teratology during the XX Century through the academic life of Francisco Orts-Llorca (1905-1993)
Juan Aréchaga, Juan Jiménez-Collado and Domingo Ruano-Gil
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1165-1177
A perspective on the development of Genetics in Spain during the XX Century
Alfonso Martinez-Arias
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1179-1191
José-Antonio Campos-Ortega (1940-2004) and his scientific work - a personal perspective
Elisabeth Knust and Rainer Hertel
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1193-1203
A history of Evo-Devo research in Spain
Jaume Baguñà
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1205-1217
Plant Developmental Biology in Spain: from the origins to our days and prospects for the future
José-Pío Beltrán
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1219-1234
Teaching and research on Developmental Biology in Portugal
Sólveig Thorsteinsdóttir, Gabriela Rodrigues and Eduardo G. Crespo
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1235-1243
The teaching of Developmental Biology in Spain: future challenges
Manuel Marí-Beffa
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1245-1252
A personal account of the development of modern biological research in Portugal
Maria de Sousa
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1253-1259
A small great history of the sister Societies of Developmental Biology in Spain and Portugal
Isabel Palmeirim and Juan Aréchaga
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1261-1268
Iberia: from fable to the bench
Fernando Casares
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1269-1271


Idealism and romantic patriotism for science - an interview with José Francisco David-Ferreira
Maria Carmo-Fonseca and José Francisco David-Ferreira
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1273-1275
Ontogeny of an adventurous mind: the origin of Antonio García-Bellido’s contributions to developmental genetics
Alain Ghysen
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1277-1290

Special Review

The cellular and genetic bases of organ size and shape in Drosophila
Antonio García-Bellido
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1291-1303

Invited regular articles

Segmentation, metamerism and the Cambrian explosion
Juan Pablo Couso
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1305-1316
Planarian regeneration: achievements and future directions after 20 years of research
Emili Saló, Josep F. Abril, Teresa Adell, Francesc Cebriá, Kay Eckelt, Enrique Fernández-Taboada, Mette Handberg-Thorsager, Marta Iglesias, M Dolores Molina and Gustavo Rodríguez-Esteban
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1317-1327
Recent advances in Drosophila stem cell biology
John Pearson, Lourdes López-Onieva, Patricia Rojas-Ríos and Acaimo González-Reyes
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1329-1339
Apoptosis in Drosophila: compensatory proliferation and undead cells
Francisco A. Martín, Ainhoa Peréz-Garijo and Ginés Morata
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1341-1347
Genetic control of morphogenesis - Hox induced organogenesis of the posterior spiracles
James Castelli-Gair Hombría, María Luisa Rivas and Sol Sotillos
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1349-1358
From the American to the European amphioxus: towards experimental Evo-Devo at the origin of chordates
Jordi Garcia-Fernàndez, Senda Jiménez-Delgado, Juan Pascual-Anaya, Ignacio Maeso, Manuel Irimia, Carolina Minguillón, Èlia Benito-Gutiérrez, Josep Gardenyes, Stéphanie Bertrand and Salvatore D’Aniello
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1359-1366
Understanding the regulatory genome
M. Eva Alonso, Bárbara Pernaute, Miguel Crespo, José Luis Gómez-Skarmeta and Miguel Manzanares
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1367-1378
"Notch-Off": a perspective on the termination of Notch signalling
Rita Fior and Domingos Henrique
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1379-1384
Regulation and function of Spalt proteins during animal development
Jose F. de Celis and Rosa Barrio
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1385-1398
Generating asymmetries in the early vertebrate embryo: the role of the Cerberus-like family
José António Belo, Ana C. Silva, Ana-Cristina Borges, Mário Filipe, Margaret Bento, Lisa Gonçalves, Marta Vitorino, Ana-Marisa Salgueiro, Vera Texeira, Ana T. Tavares and Sara Marques
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1399-1407
Function and specificity of Hox genes
David Foronda, Luis F. de Navas, Daniel L. Garaulet and Ernesto Sánchez-Herrero
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1409-1419
Portuguese contributions to the discovery and characterization of the embryonic molecular clock
Susana Pascoal and Isabel Palmeirim
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1421-1426
Building the vertebrate heart - an evolutionary approach to cardiac development
José M. Pérez-Pomares, Juan M. González-Rosa and Ramón Muñoz-Chápuli
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1427-1443
Movement and commitment of primitive streak precardiac cells during cardiogenesis
Carmen Lopez-Sanchez, Natividad Garcia-Masa, Carlos M. Gañan and Virginio Garcia-Martinez
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1445-1455
In vivo forced expression of myocardin in ventricular myocardium transiently impairs systolic performance in early neonatal pig heart
Mario Torrado, Alberto Centeno, Eduardo López and Alexander T. Mikhailov
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1457-1467
The road to the vertebral formula
Moisés Mallo, Tânia Vinagre and Marta Carapuço
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1469-1481
Ectopic Meis1 expression in the mouse limb bud alters P-D patterning in a Pbx1-independent manner
Nadia Mercader, Licia Selleri, Luis Miguel Criado, Pilar Pallares, Carlos Parras, Michael L. Cleary and Miguel Torres
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1483-1494
Expression of Id2 in the developing limb is associated with zones of active BMP signaling and marks the regions of growth and differentiation of the developing digits
Carlos I. Lorda-Diez, Nuria Torre-Pérez, Juan A. García-Porrero, Juan M. Hurle and Juan A. Montero
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1495-1502
Patterning and cell fate in ear development
Berta Alsina, Fernando Giraldez and Cristina Pujades
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1503-1513
Early neural cell death: numbers and cues from the developing neuroretina
Ana I. Valenciano, Patricia Boya and Enrique J. de la Rosa
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1515-1528
Epiblast-derived stem cells in embryonic and adult tissues
Maria P. De-Miguel, Francisco Arnalich-Montiel, Pilar Lopez-Iglesias, Alejandro Blazquez-Martinez and Manuel Nistal
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1529-1540
Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transitions in development and disease: old views and new perspectives
M. Angela Nieto
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1541-1547
Epithelial resealing
Beatriz Garcia-Fernandez, Isabel Campos, Jennifer Geiger, Ana C. Santos and Antonio Jacinto
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1549-1556
Using fruitflies to help understand the molecular mechanisms of human hereditary diffuse gastric cancer
Joana Caldeira, Paulo S. Pereira, Gianpaolo Suriano and Fernando Casares
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1557-1561
Reprogramming of melanoma cells by embryonic microenvironments
Alejandro Díez-Torre, Ricardo Andrade, Cristina Eguizábal, Elixabete López, Jon Arluzea, Margarita Silió and Juan Aréchaga
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1563-1568
Frontiers in fluorescence microscopy
José Rino, José Braga, Ricardo Henriques and Maria Carmo-Fonseca
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1569-1579
Chromatin remodeling in plant development
José A. Jarillo, Manuel Piñeiro, Pilar Cubas and José M. Martínez-Zapater
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1581-1596
Instructive roles for hormones in plant development
David Alabadí, Miguel A. Blázquez, Juan Carbonell, Cristina Ferrándiz and Miguel A. Pérez-Amador
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1597-1608
The role of ion fluxes in polarized cell growth and morphogenesis: the pollen tube as an experimental paradigm
Erwan Michard, Filipa Alves and José A. Feijó
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1609-1622
Lessons from a search for leaf mutants in Arabidopsis thaliana
José Manuel Pérez-Pérez, Héctor Candela, Pedro Robles, Víctor Quesada, María Rosa Ponce and José Luis Micol
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1623-1634
Genetic analysis of reproductive development in tomato
Rafael Lozano, Estela Giménez, Beatriz Cara, Juan Capel and Trinidad Angosto
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1635-1648
Genetic, molecular and cellular approaches to the analysis of maize embryo development
Matilde José-Estanyol, Ignacio López-Ribera, Miriam Bastida, Torben Jarhmann, Nuria Sánchez-Pons, Cristian Becerra, Carlos M. Vicient and Pere Puigdomènech
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1649-1654

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