Vol. 58 No. 9 (2014) pp.643-718

Cover legend

Zebrafish tail fin after 4 days of development. In this image, sox9b (green), a transcription factor, marks the developing vertebrae. The rays of the tail fin are made from the structural protein collagen (red) and the cell bodies in the tail fin are visualized by using DAPI, a DNA stain (blue). Human mutations in SOX9 result in a genetic disorder known as campomelic dysplasia (CD). CD is characterized by numerous skeletal defects as well as abnormal development of the brain, heart and gonads. For more information, see Plavicki et al. in the current issue.

Institutional Report

Two decades of reproductive biomedicine and stem cell biology in Iran: the Royan Institute
Sophie Rousseaux
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 643-647


Structure and function of gap junction proteins: role of gap junction proteins in embryonic heart development
Bhavesh K. Ahir and Margaret K. Pratten
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 649-662

Short Communication

Preformed Wolffian duct regulates Müllerian duct elongation independently of canonical Wnt signaling or Lhx1 expression
Masahiko Chiga, Tomoko Ohmori, Takashi Ohba, Hidetaka Katabuchi and Ryuichi Nishinakamura
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 663-668

Developmental Expression Patterns

Cloning, expression and characterization of the ornithine decarboxylase gene from Dictyostelium discoideum
Rishikesh Kumar, Sheikh Rafia and Shweta Saran
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 669-676
The involvement of three signal transduction pathways in botryllid ascidian astogeny, as revealed by expression patterns of representative genes
Amalia Rosner, Gilad Alfassi, Elizabeth Moiseeva, Guy Paz, Claudette Rabinowitz, Ziva Lapidot, Jacob Douek, Abraham Haim and Baruch Rinkevich
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 677-692
Construction and characterization of a sox9b transgenic reporter line
Jessica S. Plavicki, Tracie R. Baker, Felipe R. Burns, Kong M. Xiong, Alex J. Gooding, Peter Hofsteen, Richard E. Peterson and Warren Heideman
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 693-699
Developmental expression of Pitx2c in Xenopus trigeminal and profundal placodes
Yeon-Ho Jeong, Byung-Keon Park, Jean-Pierre Saint-Jeannet and Young-Hoon Lee
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 701-704
Characterization of the insulin-like growth factor binding protein family in Xenopus tropicalis
Yoshikazu Haramoto, Tomomi Oshima, Shuji Takahashi and Yuzuru Ito
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 705-711
Regional divergence of palate medial edge epithelium along the anterior to posterior axis
Jiu-Zhen Jin, Dennis R. Warner and Jixiang Ding
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2014) 58: 713-717

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