Contributors.Preface.C. Seidman, Introduction.I. Origins and Early Morphogenesis:P.P.L. Tam and G.C. Schoenwolf, Cardiac Fate Maps: Lineage Allocation, Morphogenetic Movement, and Cell Commitment.T. Mikawa, Cardiac Lineages.II. Cardiac Induction:T.J. Mohun and L.M. Leong, Heart Formation and the Heart Field in Amphibian Embryos.T.M. Schultheiss and A.B. Lassar, Vertebrate Heart Induction.III. Genetic Dissection of Heart Development:R. Bodmer and M. Frasch, Genetic Determination in Drosophilia Heart Development.J. Alexander and D.Y.R. Stainier, Mutations Affecting Cardiac Development in Zebrafish.R.P. Harvey, C. Biben, and D.A. Elliott, Transcriptional Control and Pattern Formation in the Developing Vertebrate Heart: Studies on NK-2 Class Homeodomain Factors.B.L. Black and E.N. Olson, Control of Cardiac Development by the Family of MEF2 Transcription Factors.D. Srivastava, Segmental Regulation of Cardiac Development by the Basic Helix-Loop-Helix Transcription Factors dHAND and eHAND.IV. Normal and Abnormal Morphogenesis:C.H. Mjaatvedt, H. Yamamura, A. Wessels, A. Ramsdell, D. Turner, and R.R. Markwald, Mechanisms of Segmentation, Septation and Remodeling of the Tubular Heart: Endocardial Cusion and Cardiac Looping.M.L. Kirby, Contribution of Neural Crest to Heart and Vessel Morphology.A.F.M. Moorman and W.H. Lamars, Development of the Conduction System of the Vertebrate Heart.S.W. Kubalak and H.M. Sucov, Retinoids in Heart Development.O. Cleaver and P.A. Krieg, Molecular Mechanisms of Vascular Development.V. Genetic Control of Muscle Gene Expression: V.T.B. NguyÃªÃ±-TrÃ¢n, J. Chen, P. Ruiz-Lozano, and K.R. Chien, The MLC-2 Paradigm for Ventricular Heart Chamber Specification, Maturation, and Morphogenesis. J.M. Reecy, N.S. Beelaguli, and R.J. Schwartz, Serum Response Factor-NK Homeodomain Factor Interactions, Role in Cardiac Development.M.S. Parmacek and J.M. Leiden, GATA Transcription Factors and Cardiac Development.S.B. Larkin and C.P. Ordahl, Multiple Layers of Control in Transcriptional Regulation by MCAT Elements and the TEF-1 Protein Family.VI. Heart Patterning: The Anterior/Posterior Axis:R.G. Kelly, D. Franco, A.F.M. Moorman, and M. Buckingham, Regionalization of Transcriptional Potential in the Myocardium.G.F. Wang and F.E. Stockdale, Chamber-Specific Gene Expression and Regulation During Heart Development.VII. Heart Patterning: Left-Right Asymmetry:H.J. Yost, Establishing of Cardiac Left-Right Asymmetry.K. Majurnder and P.A. Overbeek, Left-Right Asymmetry and Cardiac Looping.VIII. Cell Proliferation in Cardiovascular Development and Disease:W.R. MacLellan and M.D. Schneider, The Cardiac Cell Cycle.K. Walsh, H.R. Perlman, and R.C. Smith, Regulation of Vascular Smooth Muscle Differentiation and Cell Cycle.IX. Human Cardiac Developmental Defects:N.A. Brown and R.H. Anderson, Symmetry and Laterality in the Human Heart: Developmental Implications.B.S. Emanuel, M.L. Budarf, and P.J. Scambler, The Genetic Basis of Conotruncal Cardiac Defects: The Chromosome 22q.11.2 Deletion.B. Casey and K. Kosaki, Genetics of Human Left-Right Axis Malformations.X. Lessons from Skeletal Muscle:M. McGrew, J. Xavier-Neto, O. Pourquie, and N. Rosenthal, Molecular Genetics of Skeletal Muscle Development.Index.