Developmental Biology

(The TQCC of Developmental Biology is 7. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-05-01 to 2024-05-01.)
YAP1 and its fusion proteins in cancer initiation, progression and therapeutic resistance64
The conserved and divergent roles of Prdm3 and Prdm16 in zebrafish and mouse craniofacial development40
Modeling human embryo development with embryonic and extra-embryonic stem cells37
Cell competition: A historical perspective36
Human gastrulation: The embryo and its models34
The developmental biology of kinesins31
Chromatin accessibility and histone acetylation in the regulation of competence in early development28
Seeing stars: Development and function of retinal astrocytes27
A developmental perspective on the evolution of the nervous system25
Neural crest metabolism: At the crossroads of development and disease25
Identification of novel human Wnt target genes using adult endodermal tissue-derived organoids24
Postembryonic screen for mutations affecting spine development in zebrafish24
Development and maintenance of vision’s first synapse23
Vascular deficiencies in renal organoids and ex vivo kidney organogenesis23
Vitamin A1/A2 chromophore exchange: Its role in spectral tuning and visual plasticity23
Cell competition-induced apical elimination of transformed cells, EDAC, orchestrates the cellular homeostasis23
Evolution of organoid technology: Lessons learnt in Co-Culture systems from developmental biology23
Role of RB1 in human embryonic stem cell-derived retinal organoids23
SHROOM3 is downstream of the planar cell polarity pathway and loss-of-function results in congenital heart defects23
Formation and contraction of multicellular actomyosin cables facilitate lens placode invagination22
Molecular mechanisms regulating axon responsiveness at the midline22
Mechanisms of vitamin A metabolism and deficiency in the mammalian and fly visual system22
Retinoic acid signaling restricts the size of the first heart field within the anterior lateral plate mesoderm22
Shark and ray genomics for disentangling their morphological diversity and vertebrate evolution21
The role of Xenopus developmental biology in unraveling Wnt signalling and antero-posterior axis formation21
A systematic, label-free method for identifying RNA-associated proteins in vivo provides insights into vertebrate ciliary beating machinery21
VEGF signaling activates the matrix metalloproteinases, MmpL7 and MmpL5 at the sites of active skeletal growth and MmpL7 regulates skeletal elongation21
Developmental basis of trachea-esophageal birth defects21
Gastruloids: Pluripotent stem cell models of mammalian gastrulation and embryo engineering20
Developmental origins of transgenerational sperm histone retention following ancestral exposures20
Trim-Away mediated knock down uncovers a new function for Lbh during gastrulation of Xenopus laevis.20
Conditional gene knockdowns in sea urchins using caged morpholinos20
Conserved and context-dependent roles for pdgfrb signaling during zebrafish vascular mural cell development20
Wnt signaling determines body axis polarity in regenerating Hydra tissue fragments20
Build me up optic cup: Intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms of vertebrate eye morphogenesis20
The role of cnidarian developmental biology in unraveling axis formation and Wnt signaling20
Human neural organoids: Models for developmental neurobiology and disease20
Cell fusion is differentially regulated in zebrafish post-embryonic slow and fast muscle19
Wnt/β-catenin signaling acts cell-autonomously to promote cardiomyocyte regeneration in the zebrafish heart19
Lamellipodia-like protrusions and focal adhesions contribute to collective cell migration in zebrafish19
The (unusual) heuristic value of Hox gene clusters; a matter of time?19
Development and diversification of bipolar interneurons in the mammalian retina19
Ets1 functions partially redundantly with Etv2 to promote embryonic vasculogenesis and angiogenesis in zebrafish19
MicroRNA-21 is involved in oocyte maturation, blastocyst formation, and pre-implantation embryo development19
BMP signaling plays a role in anterior-neural/head development, but not organizer activity, in the gastropod Crepidula fornicata19
Neural-fated self-renewing cells regulated by Sox2 during secondary neurulation in chicken tail bud19
There and back again: The mechanisms of differentiation and transdifferentiation in Drosophila blood cells19
Temporal progression of Drosophila medulla neuroblasts generates the transcription factor combination to control T1 neuron morphogenesis18
Epigenetic regulation of drosophila germline stem cell maintenance and differentiation18
Prdm1 overexpression causes a photoreceptor fate-shift in nascent, but not mature, bipolar cells18
Temporal single-cell transcriptomes of zebrafish spinal cord pMN progenitors reveal distinct neuronal and glial progenitor populations18
Balancing energy expenditure and storage with growth and biosynthesis during Drosophila development17
Hexagonal patterning of the Drosophila eye17
Evo-Devo of Urbilateria and its larval forms17
Histone methyltransferase activity programs nuclear peripheral genome positioning17
A single-cell guide to retinal development: Cell fate decisions of multipotent retinal progenitors in scRNA-seq17
CRISPR-Cas9 editing of non-coding genomic loci as a means of controlling gene expression in the sea urchin17
OFCD syndrome and extraembryonic defects are revealed by conditional mutation of the Polycomb-group repressive complex 1.1 (PRC1.1) gene BCOR17
Context-specific functions of Notch in Drosophila blood cell progenitors17
Multiple roles for Pax2 in the embryonic mouse eye16
Modeling mammalian trunk development in a dish16
The actin polymerization factor Diaphanous and the actin severing protein Flightless I collaborate to regulate sarcomere size16
The evolutionary history and spectral tuning of vertebrate visual opsins16
DNA methylation and the core pluripotency network16
CBP/p300 homologs CBP2 and CBP3 play distinct roles in planarian stem cell function15
Fish models for investigating nutritional regulation of embryonic development15
Single-cell transcriptomics in the Drosophila visual system: Advances and perspectives on cell identity regulation, connectivity, and neuronal diversity evolution15
Transcriptional mechanisms of motor neuron development in vertebrates and invertebrates15
The FGF-AKT pathway is necessary for cardiomyocyte survival for heart regeneration in zebrafish15
Molecular detection of maturation stages in the developing kidney15
CREB-binding protein (CBP) gene family regulates planarian survival and stem cell differentiation15
Human retinal model systems: Strengths, weaknesses, and future directions15
Developmental plasticity and the response to nutrient stress in Caenorhabditis elegans15
An exciting period of Drosophila developmental biology: Of imaginal discs, clones, compartments, parasegments and homeotic genes15
The core SWI/SNF catalytic subunit Brg1 regulates nephron progenitor cell proliferation and differentiation15
Pdgfra regulates multipotent cell differentiation towards chondrocytes via inhibiting Wnt9a/beta-catenin pathway during chondrocranial cartilage development15
Rethinking embryology in vitro: A synergy between engineering, data science and theory14
Development of the vertebrate retinal direction-selective circuit14
The forkhead factor Foxl2 participates in the ovarian differentiation of Chinese soft-shelled turtle Pelodiscus sinensis14
Mouse models to study the pathophysiology of combined methylmalonic acidemia and homocystinuria, cblC type14
The mTOR pathway component Unkempt regulates neural stem cell and neural progenitor cell cycle in the Drosophila central nervous system14
Mcrs1 interacts with Six1 to influence early craniofacial and otic development14
Nucleoporin NUP205 plays a critical role in cilia and congenital disease14
Returning to kidney development to deliver synthetic kidneys14
Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway regulates cell proliferation but not muscle dedifferentiation nor apoptosis during sea cucumber intestinal regeneration14
Transcriptional and epigenetic control of hematopoietic stem cell fate decisions in vertebrates14
Reassembling gastrulation14
Nutrient availability contributes to a graded refractory period for regeneration in Xenopus tropicalis14
A brief history of the segmentation clock14
Temperature-Induced uncoupling of cell cycle regulators13
FGF signaling promotes myoblast proliferation through activation of wingless signaling13
Apcdd1 is a dual BMP/Wnt inhibitor in the developing nervous system and skin13
Cell shape changes during larval body plan development in Clytia hemisphaerica13
Transcriptional profiling from whole embryos to single neuroblast lineages in Drosophila13
Progenitors in prostate development and disease13
Expression of Hey2 transcription factor in the early embryonic ventricles is controlled through a distal enhancer by Tbx20 and Gata transcription factors13
A conserved role for arrow in posterior axis patterning across Arthropoda13
Knock-in mutations of scarecrow, a Drosophila homolog of mammalian Nkx2.1, reveal a novel function required for development of the optic lobe in Drosophila melanogaster13
The unfolding of the Hippo signaling pathway13
Hif1α and Wnt are required for posterior gene expression during Xenopus tropicalis tail regeneration12
Visualizing mesoderm and neural crest cell dynamics during chick head morphogenesis12
Extra-genomic instructive influences in morphogenesis: A review of external signals that regulate growth and form12
The role of glucose in physiological and pathological heart formation12
The great small organisms of developmental genetics: Caenorhabditis elegans and Drosophila melanogaster12
Mechanosignaling in vertebrate development12
Development and regeneration dynamics of the Medaka notochord12
Non-coding RNAs repressive role in post-transcriptional processing of RUNX2 during the acquisition of the osteogenic phenotype of periodontal ligament mesenchymal stem cells12
Diverse cellular origins of adult blood vascular endothelial cells12
The tissues and regulatory pattern of limb chondrogenesis12
A conserved node in the regulation of Vasa between an induced and an inherited program of primordial germ cell specification12
Development and regeneration of the crushing dentition in skates (Rajidae)12
ShapeMetrics: A userfriendly pipeline for 3D cell segmentation and spatial tissue analysis12
CRISPR/Cas9-mediated mutation reveals Pax6 is essential for development of the compound eye in Decapoda Exopalaemon carinicauda12
Essential function and targets of BMP signaling during midbrain neural crest delamination12
IGF1R constitutive activation expands luminal progenitors and influences lineage differentiation during breast tumorigenesis12
Leucine zipper transcription factor-like 1 (LZTFL1), an intraflagellar transporter protein 27 (IFT27) associated protein, is required for normal sperm function and male fertility11
Zebrafish can regenerate endoskeleton in larval pectoral fin but the regenerative ability declines11
Development and patterning of rib primordia are dependent on associated musculature11
Wampa is a dynein subunit required for axonemal assembly and male fertility in Drosophila11
Notch-mediated lateral induction is necessary to maintain vestibular prosensory identity during inner ear development11
Is zebrafish heart regeneration “complete”? Lineage-restricted cardiomyocytes proliferate to pre-injury numbers but some fail to differentiate in fibrotic hearts11
Drosophila E93 promotes adult development and suppresses larval responses to ecdysone during metamorphosis11
Mef2c factors are required for early but not late addition of cardiomyocytes to the ventricle11
Physiological electric fields induce directional migration of mammalian cranial neural crest cells11
Inferring temporal organization of postembryonic development from high-content behavioral tracking11
Role of cell competition in ageing11
Orchestration of the distinct morphogenetic movements in different tissues drives tail regression during ascidian metamorphosis10
Natural size variation among embryos leads to the corresponding scaling in gene expression10
Dynamic transcription regulation at the single-molecule level10
Multiple roles of Pax6 in postnatal cornea development10
The Hox protein conundrum: The “specifics” of DNA binding for Hox proteins and their partners10
Reflections on the past, present and future of developmental biology10
Conservation as well as divergence in Mcidas function underlies the differentiation of multiciliated cells in vertebrates10
Foxa1 and Foxa2 orchestrate development of the urethral tube and division of the embryonic cloaca through an autoregulatory loop with Shh10
WNT signalling supported by MEK/ERK inhibition is essential to maintain pluripotency in bovine preimplantation embryo10
Natural genetic engineering: A programmed chromosome/DNA elimination10
Immunoglobulin superfamily receptor Junctional adhesion molecule 3 (Jam3) requirement for melanophore survival and patterning during formation of zebrafish stripes10
Long-lived zebrafish Rohon-Beard cells10
Semper's cells in the insect compound eye: Insights into ocular form and function10
Zfh-2 facilitates Notch-induced apoptosis in the CNS and appendages of Drosophila melanogaster10
Stressful development: integrating endoderm development, stress, and longevity10
Shedding light into the black box: Advances in in vitro systems for studying implantation10
An optimized QF-binary expression system for use in zebrafish10
Chromatin remodeler CHD7 is critical for cochlear morphogenesis and neurosensory patterning10
In silico analysis of inner ear development using public whole embryonic body single-cell RNA-sequencing data10
YAP/TAZ maintain the proliferative capacity and structural organization of radial glial cells during brain development9
Nervous system and tissue polarity dynamically adapt to new morphologies in planaria9
Thyroid hormone regulates abrupt skin morphogenesis during zebrafish postembryonic development9
Synthetic by design: Exploiting tissue self-organization to explore early human embryology9
The diversity of invertebrate visual opsins spanning Protostomia, Deuterostomia, and Cnidaria9
Autophagy induction in tumor surrounding cells promotes tumor growth in adult Drosophila intestines9
Basal epidermis collective migration and local Sonic hedgehog signaling promote skeletal branching morphogenesis in zebrafish fins9
Anomalous incisor morphology indicates tissue-specific roles for Tfap2a and Tfap2b in tooth development9
Dally-like protein sequesters multiple Wnt ligands in the Drosophila germarium9
Dynamic optima in cell sizes during early development enable normal gastrulation in zebrafish embryos9
The conserved alternative splicing factor caper regulates neuromuscular phenotypes during development and aging9
Scribble mutation disrupts convergent extension and apical constriction during mammalian neural tube closure9
DNA methylation dynamics underlie metamorphic gene regulation programs in Xenopus tadpole brain9
GCN5 acetylation is required for craniofacial chondrocyte maturation9
A comprehensive in vivo screen for anti-apoptotic miRNAs indicates broad capacities for oncogenic synergy9
Reconstructing the evolutionary history of the oxytocin and vasotocin receptor gene family: Insights on whole genome duplication scenarios9
Desert hedgehog-primary cilia cross talk shapes mitral valve tissue by organizing smooth muscle actin9
Role of BMP signaling during early development of the annelid Capitella teleta9
BMP signalling is required for extra-embryonic ectoderm development during pre-to-post-implantation transition of the mouse embryo9
Spatio-temporal immunolocalization of VEGF-A, Runx2, and osterix during the early steps of intramembranous ossification of the alveolar process in rat embryos8
An efficient miRNA knockout approach using CRISPR-Cas9 in Xenopus8
Localized translation on the mitotic apparatus: A history and perspective8
Microtubule organization of vertebrate sensory neurons in vivo8
Migratory patterns and evolutionary plasticity of cranial neural crest cells in ray-finned fishes8
The role of mechanosensor Piezo1 in bone homeostasis and mechanobiology8
The function of the axon initial segment in neuronal polarity8
Coup-TF: A maternal factor essential for differentiation along the embryonic axes in the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus8
Integrin α5 and Integrin α4 cooperate to promote endocardial differentiation and heart morphogenesis8
The nephric mesenchyme lineage of intermediate mesoderm is derived from Tbx6-expressing derivatives of neuro-mesodermal progenitors via BMP-dependent Osr1 function8
Deletion of the Dishevelled family of genes disrupts anterior-posterior axis specification and selectively prevents mesoderm differentiation8
Lymphatic endothelial cell fate specification in the mammalian embryo: An historical perspective8
Cell culture system to assay candidate genes and molecular pathways implicated in congenital diaphragmatic hernias8
Keratin 13 deficiency causes white sponge nevus in mice8
Effects of aging on urinary tract epithelial homeostasis and immunity8
The role of cell lineage in the development of neuronal circuitry and function8
ETS factors are required but not sufficient for specific patterns of enhancer activity in different endothelial subtypes8
A fishy tail: Insights into the cell and molecular biology of neuromesodermal cells from zebrafish embryos8
The embryonic origin of primordial germ cells in the tardigrade Hypsibius exemplaris8
A novel gene trap line for visualization and manipulation of erbb3b+ neural crest and glial cells in zebrafish8
A single-cell RNA-seq analysis of Brachyury-expressing cell clusters suggests a morphogenesis-associated signal center of oral ectoderm in sea urchin embryos8
The axonemal dynein heavy chain 10 gene is essential for monocilia motility and spine alignment in zebrafish8
Zebrafish mutants in vegfab can affect endothelial cell proliferation without altering ERK phosphorylation and are phenocopied by loss of PI3K signaling8
Loss of Smad4 in the scleraxis cell lineage results in postnatal joint contracture8
A proteomics approach identifies novel resident zebrafish Balbiani body proteins Cirbpa and Cirbpb8
Optimizing CRISPR/Cas9-based gene manipulation in echinoderms8
microRNA-31 regulates skeletogenesis by direct suppression of Eve and Wnt18
Cardiomyocyte heterogeneity during zebrafish development and regeneration7
HAND transcription factors cooperatively specify the aorta and pulmonary trunk7
Dysregulated BMP signaling through ACVR1 impairs digit joint development in fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP)7
Asymmetric organelle positioning during epithelial polarization of C. elegans intestinal cells7
Digit specific denervation does not inhibit mouse digit tip regeneration7
Temporal cell fate determination in the spinal cord is mediated by the duration of Notch signalling7
Spatiotemporal mapping of sensory and motor innervation of the embryonic and postnatal mouse urinary bladder7
Diacylglycerol, PKC and MAPK signaling initiate tubeworm metamorphosis in response to bacteria7
Hormone-related genes heterochronically and modularly regulate neotenic differentiation in termites7
Mask, a component of the Hippo pathway, is required for Drosophila eye morphogenesis7
The dynamics of morphogenesis in stem cell-based embryology: Novel insights for symmetry breaking7
Non-targeted lipidomics and transcriptomics analysis reveal the molecular underpinnings of mandibular gland development in Apis mellifera ligustica7
Periocular neural crest cell differentiation into corneal endothelium is influenced by signals in the nascent corneal environment7
Optic vesicle morphogenesis requires primary cilia7
Unifying synthetic embryology7
Profiling NSD3-dependent neural crest gene expression reveals known and novel candidate regulatory factors7
A single-cell RNA-seq analysis of early larval cell-types of the starfish, Patiria pectinifera: Insights into evolution of the chordate body plan7
Human lung organoid: Models for respiratory biology and diseases7
Molecular mechanisms of hearing loss in Nager syndrome7
A dynamic cell recruitment process drives growth of the Drosophila wing by overscaling the vestigial expression pattern7
Temporospatial regulation of intraflagellar transport is required for the endochondral ossification in mice7
Tbx15/18/22 shares a binding site with Tbx6-r.b to maintain expression of a muscle structural gene in ascidian late embryos7
Variability in β-catenin pulse dynamics in a stochastic cell fate decision in C. elegans7
IMPDH forms the cytoophidium in zebrafish7
Microtubule polarity is instructive for many aspects of neuronal polarity7