The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Volume 62 > Issue 1-2-3 (Special Issue)

Cover Vol. 62 N. 1-2-3

The Chick Embryo Model System

Edited by: Claudio Stern

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Artistic view of a chicken embryo, following three days of incubation. The mosaic was elaborated by Nelly Vandel in 1958 and it decorated the main entrance of the former Institute of Cellular and Molecular Embryology of the College de France and the CNRS in Nogent-sur-Marne, France.



The chick model system: a distinguished past and a great future

Claudio Stern

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2018) 62: 1-4

Historical papers

Michael Abercrombie: contact inhibition of locomotion and more

Alice Roycroft and Roberto Mayor

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2018) 62: 5-13

An obsession with the chick

Ruth Bellairs

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2018) 62: 15-18

A life in Science with the avian embryo

Nicole M. Le Douarin

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2018) 62: 19-33

From soil mechanics to chick development

Lewis Wolpert

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2018) 62: 35-41

Staging tables for avian embryos: a little history

Claudio D. Stern

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2018) 62: 43-48

Some examples of the chick’s contributions to developmental biology

Contributions of the chick embryo and experimental embryology to understanding the cellular mechanisms of neurulation

Gary C. Schoenwolf

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2018) 62: 49-55

Somite formation in the chicken embryo

Olivier Pourquié

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2018) 62: 57-62

Avian models and the study of invariant asymmetry: how the chicken and the egg taught us to tell right from left

Anne H. Monsoro-Burq and Michael Levin

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2018) 62: 63-77

Coordination between body growth and tissue growth: Wolffian duct elongation and somitogenesis proceed in harmony with axial growth

Yoshiko Takahashi, Ryo Kudo, Ryosuke Tadokoro and Yuji Atsuta

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2018) 62: 79-84


The chick limb: embryology, genetics and teratology

Megan G. Davey, Matthew Towers, Neil Vargesson and Cheryll Tickle

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2018) 62: 85-95

Craniofacial development: discoveries made in the chicken embryo

John Abramyan and Joy M. Richman

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2018) 62: 97-107

Chick midgut morphogenesis

Tyler R. Huycke and Clifford J. Tabin

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2018) 62: 109-119

A snail tale and the chicken embryo

M. Angela Nieto

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2018) 62: 121-126

Chick muscle development

Martin Scaal and Christophe Marcelle

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2018) 62: 127-136

Early hematopoietic and vascular development in the chick

Hiroki Nagai, Masahiro Shin, Wei Weng, Fumie Nakazawa, Lars Martin Jakt, Cantas Alev and Guojun Sheng

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2018) 62: 137-144

The early development of germ cells in chicken

Young Min Kim and Jae Yong Han

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2018) 62: 145-152

Sex determination and gonadal sex differentiation in the chicken model

Claire E. Hirst, Andrew T. Major and Craig A. Smith

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2018) 62: 153-166

Cell biological mechanisms regulating chick neurogenesis

Ioannis Kasioulis and Kate G. Storey

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2018) 62: 167-175

Segmentation of the chick central and peripheral nervous systems

Roger Keynes and Geoffrey Cook

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2018) 62: 177-182

Insights into neural crest development from studies of avian embryos

Shashank Gandhi and Marianne E. Bronner

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2018) 62: 183-194

Specification of sensory placode progenitors: signals and transcription factor networks

Andrea Streit

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2018) 62: 195-205

Developmental studies of avian brain organization

Luis Puelles

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2018) 62: 207-224


Sonic hedgehog in vertebrate neural tube development

Marysia Placzek and James Briscoe

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2018) 62: 225-234

General principles of spinal motor circuit development: early contributions from research on avian embryos

Lynn T. Landmesser

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2018) 62: 235-243

Technologies and new directions

Pluripotency in avian species

Bertrand Pain, Clémence Kress and Sylvie Rival-Gervier

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2018) 62: 245-255

Illuminating the chicken model through genetic modification

Megan G. Davey, Adam Balic, Joe Rainger, Helen M. Sang and Michael J. McGrew

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2018) 62: 257-264

Chicken genomics

Yuanyuan Cheng and David W. Burt

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2018) 62: 265-271