Morphogenetic Interactions in the Development of Avian Cutaneous Sensory Receptors
The skin of birds presents an extremely complex network of nerves, containing mainly somatic and visceral sensory fibers. These fibers terminate by different types of cutaneous end-organs which have been thoroughly described: Herbst, Grandry, Merkel and Ruffini corpuscles, and free nerve terminals (for review, see Chouchkov, 1978; Saxod, 1978).
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