Analysis of cardiac development in the turtle Emys orbicularis (Testudines: Emidydae) using 3-D computer modeling from histological sections.

@article{Bertens2010AnalysisOC,
  title={Analysis of cardiac development in the turtle Emys orbicularis (Testudines: Emidydae) using 3-D computer modeling from histological sections.},
  author={Laura M. F. Bertens and Michael K. Richardson and Fons J. Verbeek},
  journal={Anatomical record},
  year={2010},
  volume={293 7},
  pages={1101-14}
}
In this article we present a 3-D modeling study of cardiac development in the European pond turtle, Emys orbicularis (of the reptilian order Testudines). The study is aimed at elucidating the embryonic development of the horizontal septum in the ventricle and underscoring the importance of 3-D reconstructions in studying morphogenesis. Turtles possess one common ventricle, partly divided into three cava by a vertical and a horizontal septum, of which the embryonic origins have so far not been… CONTINUE READING