Vol. 58 Nos. 6/7/8 (2014) pp.385-642

Spiralian Model Systems

Cover legend

The cover shows a diverse array of adult bodyplans found amongst the Spiralia. Images courtesy of Drs. Michael LaBarbera, Aldine Amiel, and Eric Röddinger. The three sepia line drawings are from Edwin G. Conklin’s 1897 monograph on “The embryology of Crepidula” (J. Morphol. 13: 1-226) and show spiral cleavage, a synapomorphic trait exhibited by many members of this clade. To the right of those drawings are corresponding modern fluorescence images showing in vivo expression of Histone-H2B-mCherry to label chromosomes/nuclei (red/yellow), and tubulin-GFP to label microtubules (green). Fluorescence images courtesy of Drs. Deirdre Lyons and Jonathan Henry. For further details about each of the animals shown here, see the legend for Figure 2 in the paper by Jonathan Henry in this issue, pp. 389-401.


Contemporary Spiralian Developmental Biology
Jonathan Henry
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 385-387

Introduction to Spiralian Model Systems

Spiralian model systems
Jonathan Q. Henry
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 389-401

Embryonic Development

Establishing the germline in spiralian embyos
Nicole Rebscher
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 403-411
Ins and outs of Spiralian gastrulation
Deirdre C. Lyons and Jonathan Q. Henry
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 413-428
Developmental biology of the leech Helobdella
David A. Weisblat and Dian-Han Kuo
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 429-443
Developmental significance of D quadrant micromeres 2d and 4d in the oligochaete annelid Tubifex tubifex
Takashi Shimizu and Ayaki Nakamoto
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 445-456
Variation in spiralian development: insights from polychaetes
Elaine C. Seaver
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 457-467
Segment formation in Annelids: patterns, processes and evolution
Guillaume Balavoine
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 469-483
Sipuncula: an emerging model of spiralian development and evolution
Michael J. Boyleand Mary E. Rice
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 485-499
A conserved set of maternal genes? Insights from a molluscan transcriptome
M. Maureen Liu, John W. Davey, Daniel J. Jackson, Mark L. Blaxter and Angus Davison
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 501-511

Molecular Level Control of Development

Spiral cleavages determine the left-right body plan by regulating Nodal pathway in monomorphic gastropods, Physa acuta
Masanori Abe, Hiromi Takahashi and Reiko Kuroda
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 513-520
Evolution, divergence and loss of the Nodal signalling pathway: new data and a synthesis across the Bilateria
Cristina Grande, José María Martín-Durán, Nathan J. Kenny, Marta Truchado-García and Andreas Hejnol
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 521-532
The Lophotrochozoan TGF-β signalling cassette - diversification and conservation in a key signalling pathway
Nathan J. Kenny,Erica K.O. Namigai, Peter K. Dearden, Jerome H.L. Hui, Cristina Grande and Sebastian M. Shimeld
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 533-549
Ilyanassa Notch signaling implicated in dynamic signaling between all three germ layers
Maey Gharbiah, Ayaki Nakamoto, Adam B. Johnson, J. David Lambert and Lisa M. Nagy
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 551-562
Expression of the wnt gene complement in a spiral-cleaving embryo and trochophore larva
Margaret M. Pruitt, Edward J. Letcher, Hsien-Chao Chou, Benjamin R. Bastin and Stephan Q. Schneider
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 563-573

Life History Strategies

Development of a feeding trochophore in the polychaete Hydroides elegans
Cesar Arenas-Mena and Ava Li
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 575-583
From trochophore to pilidium and back again - a larva’s journey
Svetlana A. Maslakova and Terra C. Hiebert
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 585-591
Dimorphic development in Streblospio benedicti: genetic analysis of morphological differences between larval types
Christina Zakas and Matthew V. Rockman
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 593-599
The development of viable and nutritive embryos in the direct developing gastropod Crepidula navicella
Maryna P. Lesoway, Ehab Abouheif and Rachel Collin
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 601-611
An immunocytochemical window into the development of Platynereis massiliensis (Annelida, Nereididae)
Conrad Helm, Helge Adamo, Stephane Hourdez, Christoph Bleidorn
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 613-622

Regenerative Biology

Regeneration in spiralians: evolutionary patterns and developmental processes
Alexandra E. Bely, Eduardo E. Zattara and James M. Sikes
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 623-634
The dynamics of alkaline phosphatase activity during operculum regeneration in the polychaete Pomatoceros lamarckii
Réka Szabó and David E.K. Ferrier
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 635-642

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