Chicken embryo, light micrograph

Chicken embryo, light micrograph

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Caption: Chicken embryo. Light micrograph of the embryo of a chicken (Gallus domestica) after 3 days of development, surrounded by the amniotic membrane and the yolk blood vessels. The head area (right) includes the swollen anterior bulbous forebrain (cerebral hemisphere), a fully developed eye with lens (black, centre of head). The heart (also black) is to the left of the eye. The brain continues as the mid and hind-brain and then into the body as the neural tube (with 35 somites, muscle blocks, along either side) ending in the tail (left). Magnification: x14 when printed at 10 centimetres across.

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