Here we highlight some developmental biology related content from other journals published by The Company of Biologists.
JCS kicked off 2017 with a Special Issue relevant to many developmental biologists: 3D cell biology. It’s packed full of commentaries, interviews, research articles and techniques, and well worth a browse.
Brian Stramer of King’s College, London, a big fan of contact inhibition of locomotion, was featured as a cell scientist to watch.
Nicole Gorfinkiel and colleagues showed that α- Catenin stabilises actomyosin foci and E-Cadherin to promote apical contraction in the Drosophila amnioserosa.
John Wallingford and colleagues explore the role of RhoA and actin in the emergence of a new apical surface in Xenopus multiciliated cells.
Shaun Collin and colleagues track the development and distribution of taste papillae and oral denticles in the bamboo shark.
Ottoline Leyser and colleagues investigate how the plant hormone strigolactone regulates shoot development.
Kelly Smith and colleagues describe how single nucleotide polymorphisms can increase the efficiency of CRISPR/CAS9 genome editing in zebrafish.
Vivian Siegel payed tribute to her lifelong mentor Susan Lindquist
Douglas Epstein and colleagues link prenatal ethonal exposure and Shh pathway mutants with optic nerve hypoplasia.
In their review, Todd Gillis and colleagues explore temperature-induced cardiac remodelling in fish.
Mark Denny explores the fallacy of the average: why biologists should take account of Jensen’s inequality.
Daniel Rittschof and colleagues explore the metamorphosis of barnacles, and their relationship to bacteria.
Belinda Chang and colleagues identify a second visual rhodopsin in zebrafish and categorise its properties and evolutionary history.