Birth Defects Research Part C: Embryo Today: Reviews

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Edited By: Rocky S. Tuan

Impact Factor: 3.12

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 12/41 (Developmental Biology)

Online ISSN: 1542-9768

Associated Title(s): Birth Defects Research, Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology, Birth Defects Research Part B: Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology

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Journal : Hather BM, Hikida RS. 1988. Properties of standard avian slow muscle grafts following long-term regeneration. J Exp Zool 246:115-123.
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Book :Sternberger LA. 1986. Immunocytochemistry. 3rd ed.New York:John Wiley & Sons.

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Kelley RO. 1970a. An electron microscopic study of mesenchyme during development of interdigital spaces in man. Anat Rec 168:43-54.
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