Vol. 58 Nos. 10/11/12 (2014) pp.719-960

Developmental Herpetology

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Background image (credit: M. Milinkovitch): the corn snake Pantherophis guttatus hatching after an egg incubation of 60 days. Inset (top right) (credit: A. Tzika): a corn snake embryo (E10). This corn snake is promoted by Ullate-Agote et al., pp. 881-888 in the current issue as a model species for evolutionary developmental studies. Inset (bottom left) (credit: T. Landberg): A newly hatched spotted salamander larva (Ambystoma maculatum). For details on the evolution of how salamander offspring respond to egg size variation, see article by Landberg, pp. 909-916 in the current issue.


Developmental Herpetology - state of the art of amphibian and reptile developmental biology
Jacek Z. Kubiak and Malgorzata Kloc
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 719-721

History & Perspectives

A view of amphibian embryology during the last century
John B. Gurdon
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 723-725
Snakes: hatching of a model system for Evo-Devo?
Isabel Guerreiro and Denis Duboule
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 727-732

Developmental features

Expression of aromatase in the embryonic brain of the olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), and the effect of bisphenol-A in sexually differentiated embryos
Patsy Gómez-Picos, Itzel Sifuentes-Romero, Horacio Merchant-Larios, Rubí Hernández-Cornejo, Verónica Díaz-Hernández and Alejandra García-Gasca
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 733-741
Comparative analysis of pleurodiran and cryptodiran turtle embryos depicts the molecular ground pattern of the turtle carapacial ridge
Juan Pascual-Anaya, Tatsuya Hirasawa, Iori Sato, Shigehiro Kuraku and Shigeru Kuratani
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 743-750
zfp36 expression delineates both myeloid cells and cells localized to the fusing neural folds in Xenopus tropicalis
Maud Noiret, Serge Hardy and Yann Audic
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 751-755
Mechanisms of amphibian macrophage development: characterization of the Xenopus laevis colony-stimulating factor-1 receptor
Leon Grayfer, Eva-Stina Edholm and Jacques Robert
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 757-766
Control of timing of embryonic M-phase entry and exit is differentially sensitive to CDK1 and PP2A balance
Mohammed El Dika, Damian Dudka, Claude Prigent, Jean-Pierre Tassan, Malgorzata Kloc and Jacek Z. Kubiak
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 767-774
Epithelial cell division in the Xenopus laevis embryo during gastrulation
Guillaume Hatte, Marc Tramier, Claude Prigent and Jean-Pierre Tassan
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 775-781
Activin ligands are required for the re-activation of Smad2 signalling after neurulation and vascular development in Xenopus tropicalis
Yuki Nagamori, Samantha Roberts, Marissa Maciej and Karel Dorey
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 783-791
Intracellular localizations of the Dead End protein in Xenopus primordial germ cells
Ayaka Taguchi, Kenji Watanabe and Hidefumi Orii
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 793-798
Left-right patterning in Xenopus conjoined twin embryos requires serotonin signaling and gap junctions
Laura N. Vandenberg, Douglas J. Blackiston, Adam C. Rea, Timothy M. Dore, and Michael Levin
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 799-809
Activation of spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk) at fertilization in Rhinella arenarum eggs
Valeria S. Mouguelar and Gabriela Coux
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 811-818
Bidder’s organ – structure, development and function
Rafal P. Piprek, Malgorzata Kloc and Jacek Z. Kubiak
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 819-827
Transition from embryonic to adult epidermis in reptiles occurs by the production of corneous beta-proteins
Lorenzo Alibardi
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 829-839

Application of bioinformatic tools and new methods

Comparative expression analysis of cysteine-rich intestinal protein family members crip1, 2 and 3 during Xenopus laevis embryogenesis
Annemarie Hempel and Susanne J. Kühl
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 841-849
Optogenetics in Developmental Biology: using light to control ion flux-dependent signals in Xenopus embryos
Dany Spencer Adams, Joan M. Lemire, Richard H. Kramer and Michael Levin
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 851-861
Reptile genomes open the frontier for comparative analysis of amniote development and regeneration
Marc Tollis, Elizabeth D. Hutchins and Kenro Kusumi
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 863-871
In silico identification of the genes for sperm-egg interaction in the internal fertilization of the newt Cynops pyrrhogaster
Akihiko Watanabe and Eriko Takayama-Watanabe
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 873-879
The genome sequence of the corn snake (Pantherophis guttatus), a valuable resource for EvoDevo studies in squamates
Asier Ullate-Agote, Michel C. Milinkovitch and Athanasia C. Tzika
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 881-888

Evolutionary aspects

Amniote yolk sacs: diversity in reptiles and a hypothesis on their origin
Richard P. Elinson, James R. Stewart, Laurie J. Bonneau and Daniel G. Blackburn
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 889-894
Digit evolution in gymnophthalmid lizards
Juliana G. Roscito, Pedro M.S. Nunes and Miguel T. Rodrigues
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 895-908
Evolution of maternal egg size effects in sister salamander species
Tobias Landberg
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 909-916
The importance of cartilage to amphibian development and evolution
Christopher S. Rose
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 917-927
Evolutionary trend for metamery reduction and gonad shortening in Anurans revealed by comparison of gonad development
Rafal P. Piprek, Anna Pecio, Malgorzata Kloc, Jacek Z. Kubiak and Jacek M. Szymura
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 929-934
Evolution of viviparous reproduction in Paleozoic and Mesozoic reptiles
Daniel G. Blackburn and Christian A. Sidor
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 935-948
Integrating developmental biology and the fossil record of reptiles
Tomasz Skawiński and Mateusz Tałanda
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 949-960

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