The differing effects of occipital and trunk somites on neural development in the chick embryo.

@article{Lim1987TheDE,
  title={The differing effects of occipital and trunk somites on neural development in the chick embryo.},
  author={T P Lim and E R Lunn and Roger Keynes and Claudio D Stern},
  journal={Development},
  year={1987},
  volume={100 3},
  pages={525-33}
}
In all higher vertebrate embryos the sensory ganglia of the trunk develop adjacent to the neural tube, in the cranial halves of the somite-derived sclerotomes. It has been known for many years that ganglia do not develop in the most cranial (occipital) sclerotomes, caudal to the first somite. Here we have investigated whether this is due to craniocaudal variation in the neural tube or crest, or to an unusual property of the sclerotomes at occipital levels. Using the monoclonal antibody HNK-1 as… CONTINUE READING