Developmental Biology

Developmental Biology

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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    A low-tech, cost-effective and efficient method for safeguarding genetic diversity by direct cryopreservation of poultry embryonic reproductive cells

    Tuanjun Hu et al.
    A simple cryopreservation method using chicken eggs will be a valuable tool to safeguard genetic diversity and conserve the 1600 local breeds of chicken on the planet.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    iMyoblasts for ex vivo and in vivo investigations of human myogenesis and disease modeling

    Dongsheng Guo et al.
    iMyoblasts, a novel iPS-derived PAX3 muscle stem cell for gene editing, muscle engraftment, and stem cell therapeutics to treat muscle injury and muscular dystrophies.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Chlamydomonas ARMC2/PF27 is an obligate cargo adapter for intraflagellar transport of radial spokes

    Karl F Lechtreck et al.
    The cargo adapter ARMC2 mediates the association of radial spoke complexes to IFT trains ensuring radial spoke import and assembly in Chlamydomonas flagella.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Myelinating Schwann cells and Netrin-1 control intra-nervous vascularization of the developing mouse sciatic nerve

    Sonia Taïb et al.
    Angiogenesis and vascular development within peripheral nerve is regulated by Netrin-1, Schwann cells, and myelination.
    1. Developmental Biology

    ZAF, the first open source fully automated feeder for aquatic facilities

    Merlin Lange et al.
    ZAF (Zebrafish Automated Feeder) is the first fully automated, easy to build, and open source fish feeder designed for small and medium sized labs of which there are an estimated 3250 in 100 countries working with Zebrafish alone today.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Developmental Biology

    Establishment of developmental gene silencing by ordered polycomb complex recruitment in early zebrafish embryos

    Graham JM Hickey et al.
    Zebrafish early embryos initially package their developmental genes and enhancers in 'active' chromatin that subsequently receives polycomb repressive complex 1 (PRC1)-mediated histone H2A ubiquitylation, which confers silencing/poising – prior to Aebp2-PRC2-guided H3K27me3 addition.

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