Segmentation and Compartments in the Vertebrate Embryo

  • Keith M. Bagnall
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 231)


Knowledge of segmentation and compartments in the vertebrate embryo is important because it is fundamental to understanding the basic vertebrate body plan (Lawrence, 1990). Understanding the development of the rostrocaudal (vertebral) axis is also of primary importance as it is the structure around which the rest of the embryo is built (de Robertis et al., 1990). Consequently, over the past few years, we have concerned ourselves with studying the development of segmentation and compartments along the rostrocaudal axis using the chick embryo as our animal model.


Chick Embryo Neural Arch Caudal Half Segmental Plate Rostrocaudal Axis 
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  • Keith M. Bagnall
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  1. 1.Department of Anatomy and Cell BiologyUniversity of AlbertaEdmonton AlbertaCanada

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