Here we highlight some developmental biology related content from other journals published by The Company of Biologists.
Chisato Kitazawa and colleagues uncover diversity in the morphological changes of early embryogenesis in closely related sea urchin species.
Ben Steventon and colleagues describe how crainial placode formation in Xenopus involves directional and persistent cell movements
Also using Xenopus, Karl Matter and colleagues identify a link between tight junctions and JNK signalling pathways in eye development.
Staying underwater, Uwe Irion and colleagues link heterotytpic, gap junction-mediated cell interactions with cell morphology during zebrafish skin patterning.
Above ground, Laura Buttitta and colleagues show how a steroid hormone induces two phases of cell cycle exit in Drosophila.
The JCS team featured Celeste Nelson as a Cell Scientist to Watch, whose lab is “focused on studying how groups of cells physically position or turn themselves into tissues.”
R. Kelly Dawe and colleagues investigate chromosome dynamics during meiosis in maize, and show that the process self-corrects as meiosis proceeds.
Graydon Gonsalvez and colleagues demonstrate that a new isoform of Tropomyosin interacts with kinesin to promote RNA localisation.
Martin Humphries and colleagues give an overview of the complex group of proteins that help integrin receptors adhere cells to the ECM.
(These were accidentally posted last month and are reposted here just in case you missed them)
Gabrielle Kardon and colleagues show that TBX3 is responsible for specifying a subset of forelimb muscles, and their attachment to tendons.
Nicholas Pilon and colleagues describe how a mouse line found in a screen for genes involved in neural crest development provides a model for Waardenburg syndrome type 4.
Colin Bingle and colleagues develop an in vitro model of the murine middle ear epithelium, recapitulating cell populations and protein production.
In his Editorial, Senior Editor Ross Cagan gives some tips for those wanting to conduct drug screening in model systems