Special Issue "Skeletal Development"
A special issue of Journal of Developmental Biology (ISSN 2221-3759).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2018).
Interests: evo-devo; eye; scleral ossicles; scleral cartilage; skeleton; embryos; fossils; skeletal development
The skeleton is a highly dynamic tissue, with an ancient history, and which exhibits great diversity amongst organisms. This Special Issue will focus on studies that elucidate the morphogenesis of bones, cartilages, teeth (and scales!), from the earliest stages of development (skeletogenic condensations and placodes) to how skeletal shapes arise. Studies that describe the interactions between the skeleton and other tissues (e.g. tendons, ligaments, muscle, etc.) during development are also encouraged. Both reviews and research papers are welcome. Through this Special Issue, gaps in our current understanding of skeletal development in different organisms will be uncovered. We look forward to your contribution.
Prof. Dr. Tamara Franz-Odendaal
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