, Volume 32, Issue 10, pp 1337–1339 | Cite as

Origin of ovarian follicle cells in birds

  • M. Callebaut
Anatomica, Histologica, Embryologica, Carcinologica


In the embryonic Japanese quail ovary, transplanted on chicken chorioallantoic membrane (CAM), follicle cells are derived from somatic cells of the ovarian surface epithelium. No evidence was found for a contribution of other cell groups of the quail ovary in the formation of follicle cells. This may be demonstrated on PAS stained sections, by following the transfer of carbon particles, initially applied on the surface epithelium.


Somatic Cell Carbon Particle Cell Group Surface Epithelium Ovarian Follicle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Callebaut
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  1. 1.Laboratorium voor Anatomie en Embryologie R.U.C.A.Antwerpen(Belgium)

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