UNIT 13.4 Using Chicken Embryos for Teratology Studies
Published Online: 1 FEB 2003
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Toxicology
How to Cite
Henshel, D. S., DeWitt, J. and Troutman, A. 2003. Using Chicken Embryos for Teratology Studies. Current Protocols in Toxicology. 14:13.4:13.4.1–13.4.19.
- Published Online: 1 FEB 2003
- Published Print: NOV 2002
This unit describes methods for injecting, incubating, handling and analyzing domestic chicken embryos used in teratology studies. It also includes a discussion of caveats and special handling issues as well as some discussion of statistical analyses that differentiate working with chicken embryos from working with clutches of eggs or litters of pups. As an example of potential data, preliminary data from a study of abnormalities in early embryos and hatchling chicks exposed to chlordane are presented.