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2020 collection: Mechanics and Morphogenesis

Welcome to Development’s subject collection on Mechanics and Morphogenesis

Morphogenesis - the shaping of tissues and organs into their appropriate form during development - involves a complex repertoire of cellular behaviours that must be tightly controlled in space and time. These cellular behaviours both generate and react to mechanical forces that deform tissues as they develop. Moreover, feedback between mechanical and chemical inputs provides an important layer of regulation, often operating at the level of the cytoskeleton.

This subject collection highlights a selection of recent review and research papers that focus on the mechanics of morphogenesis across a range of animal species - from Drosophila to mouse. As well as showcasing recent conceptual advances in how physical forces are harnessed to control tissue shape, they also emphasize the diverse approaches - both experimental and computational - that are needed to understand the mechanics of morphogenesis.

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PRIMER
Margo Daems; Hanna M. Peacock; Elizabeth A. V. Jones
Doi: 10.1242/dev.185579
REVIEW
David A. Cruz Walma; Kenneth M. Yamada
Doi: 10.1242/dev.175596
RESEARCH ARTICLE
Marcus Michel; Christian Dahmann
Doi: 10.1242/dev.179606
RESEARCH REPORT
Liyuan Sui; Christian Dahmann
Doi: 10.1242/dev.184713
REVIEW
Chii J. Chan; Takashi Hiiragi
Doi: 10.1242/dev.181297
RESEARCH ARTICLE
Katharine Goodwin; Sheng Mao; Tristan Guyomar; Erin Miller; Derek C. Radisky; Andrej Košmrlj; Celeste M. Nelson
Doi: 10.1242/dev.181172
RESEARCH ARTICLE
Kara E. Garcia; Wade G. Stewart; M. Gabriela Espinosa; Jason P. Gleghorn; Larry A. Taber
Doi: 10.1242/dev.174318
DEVELOPMENT AT A GLANCE
John Robert Davis; Nicolas Tapon
Doi: 10.1242/dev.167106
RESEARCH ARTICLE
Adrià Voltes; Covadonga F. Hevia; Carolyn Engel-Pizcueta; Chaitanya Dingare; Simone Calzolari; Javier Terriente; Caren Norden; Virginie Lecaudey; Cristina Pujades
Doi: 10.1242/dev.176735
RESEARCH ARTICLE
Amsha Proag; Bruno Monier; Magali Suzanne
Doi: 10.1242/dev.172577
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