Vol. 56 No. 4 (2012) pp.197-312

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Flower formation is a key event in the life cycle of angiosperms (Gk. angeion “vessel” + spermos, “seed”), so called because the seeds in this class of plants are enclosed. Although the floral form varies greatly across this most diverse group of land plants, as illustrated here (photographs by Matteo Citarelli, complied by N.S. Siriwardana), the LEAFY family of transcription factors is known to be necessary for the formation of all flowers. For more information, see the paper by Siriwardana and Lamb, pp. 207-221, in the current issue.

Meeting Report

Rediscovering pluripotency: from teratocarcinomas to embryonic stem cells
Ivana Barbaric and Neil J. Harrison
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 197-206


The poetry of reproduction: the role of LEAFY in Arabidopsis thaliana flower formation
Nirodhini S. Siriwardana and Rebecca S. Lamb
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 207-221

Original Articles

The zebrafish sf3b1b460 mutant reveals differential requirements for the sf3b1 pre-mRNA processing gene during neural crest development
Min An and Paul D. Henion
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 223-237
xCOUP-TF-B regulates xCyp26 transcription and modulates retinoic acid signaling for anterior neural patterning in Xenopus
Misaki Tanibe, Sho-Ichi Ishiura, Makoto Asashima and Tatsuo Michiue
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 239-244
Lack of organ specific commitment of vagal neural crest cell derivatives as shown by back-transplantation of GFP chicken tissues
Lucy J. Freem, Jean Marie Delalande, Alison M. Campbell, Nikhil Thapar and Alan J. Burns
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 245-254
Akt1 and insulin-like growth factor 2 (Igf2) regulate placentation and fetal/postnatal development
Lindsey N. Kent, Shigeki Ohboshi and Michael J. Soares
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 255-261
Bimodal distribution of motility and cell fate in Dictyostelium discoideum
Pavana Goury-Sistla, Vidyanand Nanjundiah and Gopal Pande
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 263-272

Technical Article

Retinoic acid stability in stem cell cultures
Kyle A. Sharow, Boris Temkin and Mary Ann Asson-Batres
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 273-278

Short Communication

MMTV-neu mice deficient in STAT1 are susceptible to develop ovarian teratomas
Lára Hannesdóttir, Nina Daschil, Sonja Philipp, Piotr Tymoszuk, Elisabeth Müller-Holzner, Günter Klima, Irmgard Verdorfer and Wolfgang Doppler
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 279-283

Developmental Expression Patterns

Identification and expression analysis of two novel members of the Mesp family in zebrafish
Stephen J. Cutty, Rita Fior, Pedro M. Henriques, Leonor Saúde and Fiona C. Wardle
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 285-294
Comparative expression analysis of the H3K27 demethylases, JMJD3 and UTX, with the H3K27 methylase, EZH2, in Xenopus
Akane Kawaguchi, Haruki Ochi, Norihiro Sudou and Hajime Ogino
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 295-300
Sarcosin (Krp1) in skeletal muscle differentiation: gene expression profiling and knockdown experiments
Leonie du Puy, Abdelaziz Beqqali, Helena T.A. van Tol, Jantine Monshouwer-Kloots, Robert Passier, Henk P. Haagsman and Bernard A.J. Roelen
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 301-309


CORRIGENDUM: Hox collinearity - a new perspective
Antony J. Durston, Hans J. Jansen, Paul In der Rieden and Michiel H.W. Hooiveld
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 311-311


CORRIGENDUM: Persistent expression of Twist1 in chondrocytes causes growth plate abnormalities and dwarfism in mice
Rosa M. Guzzo, Viktoria Andreeva, Douglas B. Spicer and M. Hicham Drissi
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 311-311

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