Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) as a laboratory animal model

Abstract

For the past 50 years, the Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) has been a popular animal model in numerous fields of research. The quail's 16-d developmental period and its easily accessible embryo make C. japonica a convenient model for studies of developmental biology. Because its lifespan is relatively short and its physiology is comparable to that of… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/laban1108-513

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