Differentiation Capabilities of the Avian Prechordal Head Mesoderm

  • Roswitha Seifert
  • Heinz Jürgen Jacob
  • Monika Jacob
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 231)


The early development of vertebrate embryos is characterized by a bilateral symmetry and a metameric segmentation of the paraxial trunk mesoderm in the form of the somites, which are considered to be the only sources of skeletal trunk musculature (Christ et al., 1986, 1990).


Chick Embryo Myogenic Cell Avian Embryo Quail Embryo Head Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roswitha Seifert
    • 1
  • Heinz Jürgen Jacob
    • 1
  • Monika Jacob
    • 1
  1. 1.Abteilung für Anatomie und EmbryologieRuhr-Universität BochumBochum 1Germany

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