IJDB urodeles issue

Susan Duhon, IU Axolotl Colony duhon at INDIANA.EDU
Fri Sep 9 13:01:47 EST 1994


As you may recall, we have been deliberating for some time 
on a topical outline for an issue of the International 
Journal of Developmental Biology devoted to urodeles.

We want to thank all who have contributed ideas. What 
follows represents our next-to-final version of the outline.

If you would like to see the outline modified (additions or 
deletions), and of course if you would like to volunteer an 
article, please communicated this directly to Susan Duhon by 
September 20.

Please be advised that September 20 is the official "drop 
dead" date. After that we set in motion an irreversible 
process.

-----George Malacinski
     Susan Duhon

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International Journal of Developmental Biology
 Issue on Developmental Biology of Urodeles 
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INTRODUCTION 

Urodele model systems: 
What are the advantages and disadvantages of the various 
 urodeles?
-----Nieuwkoop

Historical review:
When and where did urodele embryos come into prominence?
-----Beetschen


EMBRYONIC PATTERNING

What are the implications of the molecular organization of 
 large genomes to urodele development?
-----Vignali

What role do lampbrush chromosomes play in maternal gene 
 expression?
-----Angelier 

Primordial Germ Cell development: Is the urodele pattern 
 closer to mammals than to anurans?
-----Masami Wakahara


MORPHOGENESIS

What mechanisms drive cell interactions and cell migration in 
 Pleurodeles?
-----Boucaut

What insights into the molecular features of inductive 
 interactions does the study of growth factors active in 
 urodeles provide?
-----Asashima 


DIFFERENTIATION

What are the mechanisms behind neoteny and induced 
metamorphosis in urodeles?
-----Rosenkilde and Ussing

What insights into the phenomena of cell fate determination 
 and cell migration has the study of the urodele neural crest 
 provided?
-----Epperlein and Lofberg 

What have we learned about pigmentation from studying 
 urodeles?
-----Frost-Mason


IMMUNE RESPONSE

How have specific antigen recognition mechanisms evolved?
-----Charlemagne


NEUROGENESIS

How are urodeles employed as developmental neurobiology 
 models?
-----Eagleson

What are the mechanisms of neural induction in urodeles?
-----Duprat

How does the urodele ear develop?
-----Fritzsch


PATTERN REGULATION

Vertebrate Patterning along an Axis: What are we learning 
 from the study of appendage regeneration?
-----Stocum

When and where are Hox genes expressed in regeneration?
-----Bryant

Spinal column regeneration: A phenomenon unique to urodeles?
-----Chernoff

Cellular dedifferentiation: What role do nerves, wound 
 epithelium, and extracullular matrix play?
-----Mescher:  

What are the mechanisms of lens and retina regeneration in 
the urodele?
-----Mitashov

Heart Induction and Regeneration
-----Armstrong and Neff


DEVELOPMENT AND EVOLUTION

What perspectives about phylogeny and development can be 
 derived from the study of Plethodontids?
-----Wake

Developmental pattern and constraint in evolutionary 
 analysis: What insights has the study of urodeles provided?
-----Alberch

What does the study of early pigment pattern tell us about 
 the evolutionary transformation of characters?
-----Parichy 

Direct development
-----Hanken


LOOKING FORWARD

-----Brockes


APPENDICES

Inventory of probes etc.  for urodele developmental biology

Inventory of provocative statements for the intellectual 
development of urodele studies.


INDEX


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Susan T. Duhon               Indiana University Axolotl Colony
Phone 812-855-8260           Jordan Hall 407
Fax   812-855-6705           Bloomington, IN 47405   USA
email duhon at indiana.edu   





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