Int. J. Dev. Biol. 64: 1 - 4 (2020)
doi: 10.1387/ijdb.200101vn
© UPV/EHU Press

The past and present of developmental biology in India

Surendra Ghaskadbi1 and Vidyanand Nanjundiah2

1Developmental Biology Group, MACS-Agharkar Research Institute, Pune and 2Centre for Human Genetics, Bangalore, India

ABSTRACT This issue of The International Journal of Developmental Biology (Int. J. Dev. Biol.) is devoted to contributions to developmental biology from India. The articles have been organized thematically, beginning with historical accounts and personal reminiscences, followed by surveys of areas to which the authors’ own contributions have been substantial, and ending with reports of original research. The articles selected for the ‘history’ section are by those who have witnessed events from close quarters, and in most cases have contributed to the work in question. The range of articles is vast but cannot claim to be comprehensive. Some areas may have been left out inadvertently, either because we were unable to find anyone to cover them, or maybe in part because of not looking in the right place. Other areas are missed out because, much to our regret, authors did not deliver promised manuscripts on time. In short, the Special Issue is indicative of what went on and is going on in the field of developmental biology in India, but it does have gaps.

Keywords:

Developmental Biology, India, Special Issue

*Corresponding author e-mail: smghaskadbi@aripune.org ; vidyan@alumni.iisc.ac.in