Atlas of Chick Development

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Elsevier, Sep 15, 2005 - Science - 476 pages
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This outstanding work is the only modern book devoted to the chick embryo and has been an essential resource for geneticists, molecular and developmental biologists, and other life scientists who use the chick embryo as their research model. This new enlarged and updated second edition is published in response to continuing demand. The text provides a detailed description of development, from fertilization to hatching, with emphasis on the earlier stages though also covering individual organ systems in detail. There are reviews of the more recent molecular research and a new section highlighting the important landmarks in the history of chick embryology which have had an impact on our understanding of developmental processes. The book is beautifully illustrated with 74 text-figures and over 500 photographs, including nearly 200 new scanning electron micrographs.

New to This Edition:
* Updated and expanded text to accompany diagrams
* More than 200 new labelled scanning electron micrographs showing individual tissues in great detail
* Reviews of recent molecular research
* Discusses the roles of genes such as Hox genes, BMPs, and sonic hedgehog during early development
* New sections on genetical anomalies, techniques, and the poultry industry

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1 The Hens Egg and its Formation
2 Techniques
3 Early Stages
4 Establishment of the Embryonic Body
5 External Appearance and Polarity
6 Heart Blood Vessels and Lymphatics
7 UrinoGenital System
8 Gut Coelom and Respiratory System
12 Endocrine Glands
13 ExtraEmbryonic Membranes
Plate Section
Normal Tables
Normal Table of EyalGiladi and Kochav 1975
Normal Table of Hamburger and Hamilton 1951 1992
Supplement to Appendix II by Murray and Wilson 1994
Additional Normal Tables

9 Nervous System
10 Skeleton and Muscles
11 The Integument

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Page 2 - In a word, all the constitution of the foetus as I have described it to you, you will find from one end to the other if you will use the following proof. Take 20 eggs or more and give them to 2 or 3 hens to incubate, then each day from the second onwards till the time of hatching, take out an egg, break it, and examine it. You will find everything as I say in so far as a bird can resemble a man. He who has not made these observations before will be amazed to find an umbilicus in a bird's egg. But...
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About the author (2005)

BSc (hons) in Zooloy, University of Birmingham UK 1947

PhD in Zoology (Embryology), University of London 1951, supervised by Sir Gavin deBeer and Michael Abercrombie.

Apart from brief periods in Anatomy Department, Cambridge and Department of Biology, St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School, academic posts have all been at UCL (University College London). Retired 1991 as Emeritus Professor in Embryology.

Research predominantly on early chick embryos concerned mainly with problems of tissue interaction, gastrulation and segmentation.

Founder member of Embryologists’ Club, the predecessor of BSDB (British Society of Developmental Biology). Served on several editorial boards, including JEEM (now Development) and Anatomy and Embryology.

Publications: approximately 120, including 2 books, 5 edited books.

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