A radioautographic study of chondrocytic proliferation in nasal septal cartilage of the prenatal rat.

  • J C Searls
  • Published 1976 in The Cleft palate journal
Six pregnant female Sprague-Dawley rats were labeled with tritiated thymidine and killed, one each day, during the terminal six days of pregnancy. Nasal septal cartilages of five pups from each litter (a total of pups in all) were monitored radioautographically for cellular proliferation. It was found that chondrocytes were moderately active mitotically on… CONTINUE READING