The avian prechordal head region: a morphological study.

  title={The avian prechordal head region: a morphological study.},
  author={Roswitha Seifert and Monika I. Jacob and Heinz J{\"u}rgen Jacob},
  journal={Journal of anatomy},
  volume={183 ( Pt 1)},
The axial mesoderm of the anterior head region was investigated in young chick and quail embryos by light and electron microscopy. Semithin sections showed that the axial head mesoderm consists of the head process and prechordal mesoderm. At the anterior end of the prechordal mesoderm, a group of columnar epithelial cells formed a pit-like structure. The bases of these columnar cells extended to the neural plate, thus limiting the prechordal mesoderm anteriorly. The cells lining the pit-like… CONTINUE READING

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