Growth pressure can drive early chick lens geometries.


Over a number of morphological stages during chick lens morphogenesis, a flat plate of cuboidal ectodermal cells infolds to form a deep cup of tall, pyramidal lenticular cells. This invagination process is accompanied by asynchronous cellular multiplication over a basal region constrained by an adhesive extracellular matrix. A lens placode is formed as the… (More)


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@article{Hendrix1993GrowthPC, title={Growth pressure can drive early chick lens geometries.}, author={Robert Hendrix and Neal Madras and Roxanne Johnson}, journal={Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists}, year={1993}, volume={196 3}, pages={153-64} }