The Atlas of Chick Development

The Atlas of Chick Development

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The chick embryo has long occupied a special place among developmental biologists for both research and training. In recent years, its popularity has extended to molecular biologists, biochemists and geneticists because of its ready availablilty, short incubation period, and ease of handling. This book contains discussions of general chick development and details of the research techniques used. Features include: more than 90 photographs of serial sections taken by light microscopy; detailed labelling and accompanying diagrams; sections covering the period from immediately after fertilization until 13 days of incubation showing all the major anatomical events; plates of the embryo stained with alizarin and alcian blue to show skeletal development; and coverage of the development of the early embryo and the establishment of the organ systems.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 216 x 304 x 22mm | 1,488g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 62 line figures, 100 plates
  • 0120847906
  • 9780120847907

Table of contents

The hen's egg and its formation; techniques; early stages; the establishment of the embryonic body; body shape and external appearance; the heart, blood vessels and lymphatics; the urino-genital system; the gut, coelom and respiratory system; the nervous system; the skeleton and muscles; the integument; the endocrine glands; the extra-embryonic membranes; plates; appendix.
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