The Influence of Ethyl Alcohol on the Development of the Chondrocranium of Gallus gallus

  • Marise Heyns

Part of the Advances in Anatomy Embryology and Cell Biology book series (ADVSANAT, volume 134)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Marise Heyns
    Pages 1-4
  3. Marise Heyns
    Pages 5-8
  4. Marise Heyns
    Pages 100-116
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 121-127

About this book


This volume is a valuable contribution to the influence of a teratological agent on early avian development, especially the chondrocranium. Cranial abnormalities developing from the experimental application of ethyl alcohol on genetically and nutritionally uniform chick embryos are described in detail and compared to the normal stages of development. A full discussion and evaluation are provided regarding the gross abnormalities and malformations observed in microscopical and histological investigations. The value of avian material for the experimental applicaion of teratogenic material is demonstrated.


avian development development embryo histology influence teratology

Authors and affiliations

  • Marise Heyns
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of StellenboschMatielandRepublic of South Africa

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-61709-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60555-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0301-5556
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