Date of Award
Department of Biology
Dr. Roy Blunter, Jr.
The diencephalon and pituitary gland of the chick embryo were studied microscopically from the third to the ninth, 12th, 13th, and 15th day of incubation to determine if neurosecretory cells were present in these areas. The studies were made from slides stained with chromium hematoxylin-phloxine. This investigation did not show the presence of any nerve cells in the stages studied which were neurosecretory in nature. The mesenchyme, however, which composes these areas was observed to be heavily concentrated with cells undergoing mitotic division.
Neal, Theophilus E., "Differentiation of neurosecretory cells in the chick embryo" (1967). ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library. 3782.