Otoconial morphology of the developing chick
Article first published online: 8 FEB 2005
Copyright © 1982 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
The Anatomical Record
Volume 204, Issue 1, pages 83–87, September 1982
How to Cite
Ballarino, J. and Howland, H. C. (1982), Otoconial morphology of the developing chick. Anat. Rec., 204: 83–87. doi: 10.1002/ar.1092040111
- Issue published online: 8 FEB 2005
- Article first published online: 8 FEB 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 17 JUN 1982
- Manuscript Received: 4 DEC 1981
We examined with scanning electron microscopy the otolithic organs of chick embryos aged 6 to 21 days. Otoconial forms not previously reported in adult birds or mammals were found. On the basis of the size and prevalence of various types of otoconia at different embryonic stages we organized the otoconial forms into a possible growth sequence starting with an early “double-fluted” or skeletal form and terminating with the normal mature form found in adults.