Int. J. Dev. Biol. 58: 719 - 721 (2014)
doi: 10.1387/ijdb.150228jk
© UPV/EHU Press

Developmental Herpetology - state of the art of amphibian and reptile developmental biology

Jacek Z. Kubiak1 and Malgorzata Kloc2

1Institute of Genetics and Development of Rennes, Rennes, France and 2Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX, USA

ABSTRACT The Special Issue which you are now reading is the offspring of a vivid backstage conversation during a scientific meeting with the Editor-in-Chief of The International Journal of Developmental Biology (Int. J. Dev. Biol.) on the importance of research on the developmental biology of Amphibians and Reptiles yesterday, today and in the future. As you can see, we managed to convince the Editor-in-Chief that the matter is indeed important. We hope you will enjoy the outcome.

*Corresponding author e-mail: jacek.kubiak@univ-rennes1.fr