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Early Development Stages of the Chick embryo

Area pellucida Henson node Area opaca Primitive streak

Embryonic region

Whole mount of 16 hour chick embryo

Henson node mesoderm

ectoderm

endoderm

yolk

Cross section in 16 hour chick embryo through hensen node

Henson node ectoderm mesoderm

endoderm

Cross section in 20 hour chick embryo through hensen node

Primitive streak

ectoderm

Endoderm

Migrating cells

Cross section in 22 hour chick embryo shows hensen node

Neural plate ectoderm

mesoderm

notochord

endoderm

Cross section in 22 hour chick embryo shows neural plate

Neural tube

coelom

Cross section in 22 hour chick embryo shows neural tube

neuropore

proamnion

Neural fold

Head fold

Fore gut notochord

Anterior intestinal portal Mesodermal somites Primitive knot

Area pellucida

Area vasculosa Area opaca Area vitellina

Primitive streak

Blood islands

Whole mount of 24 hour chick embryo

Vertical section of 24 hour chick embryo

Primitive streak Area vasculosa ectoderm mesoderm

Cross section in 24 hour chick embryo through hensen node

Somatic mesoderm

Neural fold Neural groove

somite yolk notochord

ectoderm

splanchnic mesoderm

Cross section in 24 hour chick embryo shows neural fold

Neural tube mesoderm

Somatic mesoderm

endoderm

coelom Fore gut

splanchnic mesoderm

Cross section in 24 hour chick embryo shows neural tube

Head fold notochord

Neural fold Fore gut

endoderm Sub cephalic pouch

proamnion

mesoderm

Cross section in 24 hour chick embryo through head region

Head fold Pharynx pouch Pharynx pouch metencephalon Pharynx Myelencephalon Otic vesicle

mesencephalon

diencephalon Optic vesicle telencephalon heart Anterior intestinal portal

somites

Neural tube

Vitelline vien

Tail bud Tail fold

Whole mount of 48 hour chick embryo

metencephalon notochord Myelencephalon Pharynx

mesencephalon

diencephalon telencephalon heart

somites Neural tube

Tail bud

verical section of 48 hour chick embryo

cross section of 48 hour chick embryo through eye and pharynx pouchs

cross section of 48 hour chick embryo through heart

cross section of 48 hour chick embryo through the anterior intestinal portal

cross section of 48 hour chick embryo through trunk region and lateral body fold

cross section of 48 hour chick embryo through trunk region

Whole mount of 72 hour chick embryo

cross section of 72 hour chick embryo through eye and heart

E r o
cross section of 72 hour chick embryo through pharyngeal puoch

Whole mount of 96 hour chick embryo