Ruth Bellairs University College London, UK Mark Osmond University College London, and Medical Photographic Library, Wellcome Centre for Medical Science, London, UK
There has not been a book like this for fifty years. In addition to many drawings and plates, the book contains discussions of general chick development and details of the research techniques used. This reference work is essential for researchers studying development and for molecular biologists and biochemists coming to the chick embryo for the first time. It is aimed at researchers, such as molecular geneticists, who wish to use the chick as their standard system, but need instruction on the developmental detail or techniques to use.
* More than 90 photographs of serial sections taken by light microscopy * Detailed labeling and accompanying diagrams to clarify the position of each section * Sections covering the period from immediately after fertilization until 13 days of incubation showing all the major anatomical events * Award-winning plates of the whole embryo stained with alizarin and alcian blue to show skeletal development * Extensive text and more than 60 illustrations covering the development of the early embryo and the establishment of the organ systems * Written by one of the foremost developmental biologists working in this field
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: Pre-incubation. Stage 4. Stage 8. Stage 9. Stage 10. Stage 11. Stage 12. Stage 13. Stage 14.3 Days (Stages 18-19). 4 Days (Stages 22-23). 5 Days (Stages 25-27). 6 Days (Stages 28-29). 7 Days (Stages 30-31). Scanning Electron Micrographs. 9 Days (Stage 35). 10 Days (Stage 36). 11 Days (Stage 37). 13 Days (Stage 39). Alizarin-Stained Preparations. Appendix I: Normal Tables: a. Eyal-Giladi and Kochav. b.Hamburger and Hamilton. References. Index.