Developmental Biology

Developmental Biology

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Latest articles

    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    A novel gene REPTOR2 activates the autophagic degradation of wing disc in pea aphid

    Erliang Yuan, Huijuan Guo ... Yucheng Sun
    The novel function of the evolutionarily conserved nutrient-sensing pathway TOR in the wing disc-specific autophagic degradation and development of wingless aphids.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Controlling periodic long-range signalling to drive a morphogenetic transition

    Hugh Z Ford, Angelika Manhart, Jonathan R Chubb
    Cells control signal circulation to set the frequency of information transmitted over tissue scales.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Ectodermal Wnt signaling, cell fate determination, and polarity of the skate gill arch skeleton

    Jenaid M Rees, Victoria A Sleight ... J Andrew Gillis
    Spatially distinct ectodermal Wnt and endodermal Shh signals serve to polarize the skate gill skeleton.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Developmental Biology

    The long noncoding RNA Charme supervises cardiomyocyte maturation by controlling cell differentiation programs in the developing heart

    Valeria Taliani, Giulia Buonaiuto ... Monica Ballarino
    The lncRNA pCharme controls the expression of cardiomyocyte maturation genes and heart development by orchestrating the formation of MATR3-enriched nuclear condensates.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Generation of a transparent killifish line through multiplex CRISPR/Cas9mediated gene inactivation

    Johannes Krug, Birgit Perner ... Christoph Englert
    Using the short-lived turquoise killifish, a transparent in vivo reporter line named klara is established that will be a valuable tool to explore development, senescence, aging, and regeneration.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Centriolar satellites expedite mother centriole remodeling to promote ciliogenesis

    Emma A Hall, Dhivya Kumar ... Pleasantine Mill
    Centriolar satellites facilitate efficient trafficking of proteins to and from centrioles and are required for early steps of cilia formation and timely ciliogenesis in vivo, where mice lacking satellites display perinatal lethality, hydrocephalus, oligospermia, and cerebellar hypoplasia.


    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Natural History of Model Organisms: E. coqui

    Sarah E Westrick, Mara Laslo, Eva K Fischer
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Imaging methods are vastly underreported

    Guillermo Marqués, Thomas Pengo, Mark A Sanders

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