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Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews:
Developmental Biology
Volume 7 Issue 6 (November/December 2018)
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Talking back: Development of the olivocochlear efferent system
Published Online: Jun 26 2018
DOI: 10.1002/wdev.324
Inner ear efferents (IEEs) provide feedback to the inner ear. Originating with facial branchial motor neurons (FBMNs) from a pool of visceral motor neuron (MNv) progenitors in the brainstem, IEE precursors produce olivocochlear neurons (OCNs) and vestibular efferent neurons (VENs). In the cochlea, OCN axons project along spiral ganglion neuron (SGN) afferent processes.
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Quantitative analysis of cell shape and the cytoskeleton in developmental biology
Published Online: Aug 31 2018
DOI: 10.1002/wdev.333
The increasing ubiquity and power of microscopy techniques in biology has facilitated the acquisition of complex data sets following developmental processes. This article reviews common techniques used to quantify both cell shape and the cytoskeleton and highlight how these methods have contributed to important developmental discoveries.
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Cell migration in the Xenopus gastrula
Published Online: Jun 26 2018
DOI: 10.1002/wdev.325
Differential cell‐on‐cell migration is essential to Xenopus gastrulation. A prominent mode of cell translocation involved is mesenchymal (shown above). Cells use C‐cadherin, fibronectin, integrins, and focal contact components to generate flexible adhesions during migration. Cells also show plasticity and paradoxical control of migratory behavior.
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