Vol. 61 Nos. 8/9 (2017) pp.471-570

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The cover shows the ventral view of a mature male and larger female black-footed slipper snails (Crepidula atrasolea). These snails are presented as a new laboratory model for studying development in a spiralian (lophotrochozoan) animal. For further details, see article by Henry et al., pp. 479-493 in the present issue.

Essay

At the very beginning of life on Earth: the thiol-rich peptide (TRP) world hypothesis
Yannick Vallee, Ibrahim Shalayel, Kieu-Dung Ly, K.V. Raghavendra Rao, Gael De Paëpe, Katharina Märker and Anne Milet
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 471-478

Special Contribution

Beyond the sea: Crepidula atrasolea as a spiralian model system
Jonathan Q. Henry, Maryna P. Lesoway, Kimberly J. Perry, C. Cornelia Osborne, Marty Shankland and Deirdre C. Lyons
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 479-493

Reviews

Contribution of cranial neural crest cells to mouse skull development
Taofen Wu, Guiqian Chen, Fei Tian and Hong-Xiang Liu
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 495-503
Planar polarity of the extraembryonic epithelia in the preimplantation porcine conceptus
Jacques-Edmond Flechon
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 505-517
Planaria: an animal model that integrates development, regeneration and pharmacology
Oné R. Pagán
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 519-529

Developmental Pathology

Limitations of the Pax7-creERT2 transgene for driving deletion of Nf1 in adult mouse muscle
Matthew A. Summers, Kathy Mikulec, Lauren Peacock, David G. Little and Aaron Schindeler
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 531-536

Short Communications

An empirical model of Onecut binding activity at the sea urchin SM50 C-element gene regulatory region
Ochan Otim
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 537-543
Neurosphere formation potential resides not in the caudal cell mass, but in the secondary neural tube
Ji Yeoun Lee, Eun Sun Lee, Saet Pyoul Kim, Myung-Sook Lee, Ji Hoon Phi, Seung-Ki Kim, Young-Il Hwang and Kyu-Chang Wang
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 545-550

Developmental Expression Patterns

Characterization of the Autophagy related gene-8a (Atg8a) promoter in Drosophila melanogaster
Arundhati Bali and Bhupendra V. Shravage
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 551-555
Temporal and spatial expression patterns of Hedgehog receptors in the developing inner and middle ear
Jeong-Oh Shin, Harinarayana Ankamreddy, Naga Mahesh Jakka, Seokwon Lee, Un-Kyung Kim and Jinwoong Bok
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 557-563
Molecular cloning and expression analysis of Sox3 during gonad and embryonic development in Misgurnus anguillicaudatus
Xiaohua Xia, Weiran Huo, Ruyan Wan, Linxia Zhang, Xiaopei Xia and Zhongjie Chang
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2017) 61: 565-570

The International Journal of Developmental Biology
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