Normalized shape and location of perturbed craniofacial structures in the Xenopus tadpole reveal an innate ability to achieve correct morphology



COVER PHOTOGRAPH: Visualization of the developing neural tube and craniofacial structures using pH and membrane voltage reporter dyes in Xenopus laevis embryos. Manipulation of pH and membrane voltage via misexpression of subunit c of the H+-V-ATPase produces craniofacial abnormalities that are capable of normalizing themselves as the animal develops and ages. From Vandenberg et al., Developmental Dynamics 241:863–878, 2012.