UNIT 19.8 Embryonic Organ Culture

  1. Takayoshi Sakai1,2,
  2. Tomohiro Onodera2

Published Online: 1 DEC 2008

DOI: 10.1002/0471143030.cb1908s41

Current Protocols in Cell Biology

Current Protocols in Cell Biology

How to Cite

Sakai, T. and Onodera, T. 2008. Embryonic Organ Culture. Current Protocols in Cell Biology. 41:19.8:19.8.1–19.8.8.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Oral-Facial Disorders, Division of Functional Oral Neuroscience, Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry, Osaka, Japan

  2. 2

    Laboratory of Cell and Developmental Biology, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 DEC 2008
  2. Published Print: DEC 2008


This unit provides detailed protocols for dissecting embryonic organs and performing organ culture to study questions in developmental biology. Procedures are described here for dissecting organs such as kidney, lung, and salivary gland. The unit also contains commentary including troubleshooting for embryonic organ culture. Curr. Protoc. Cell Biol. 41:19.8.1-19.8.8. © 2008 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


  • embryonic organ culture;
  • salivary gland;
  • lung;
  • kidney;
  • branching morphogenesis