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ERIC Number: EJ1044429
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
Learning about Vertebrate Limb Development
Liang, Jennifer O.; Noll, Matthew; Olsen, Shayna
American Biology Teacher, v76 n7 p471-475 Sep 2014
We have developed an upper-level undergraduate laboratory exercise that enables students to replicate a key experiment in developmental biology. In this exercise, students have the opportunity to observe live chick embryos and stain the apical ectodermal ridge, a key tissue required for development of the vertebrate limb. Impressively, every student who has tried this protocol has been successful, making it a good introduction to the use of the chick model system in studying development. The array of materials about limb development, using chick embryos in teaching laboratories, and the history of this experiment provide a rich background for teachers and students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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