Development of hamster tracheal epithelium: I. A quantitative morphologic study in the fetus.


The development of the tracheal epithelium was studied in hamsters, beginning on fetal day 10 and ending on fetal day 16, shortly after birth. The epithelial morphology was characterized and as soon as the cells could be recognized by type (day 14) their proportions were quantified along dorsal and ventral surfaces from larynx to carina. At all times… (More)


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