Histomorphogenesis of The Cerebellum of The Grey Breasted Helmeted Guinea Fowl (Numida meleagris galeata) Pre and Post Hatch. I
1 Department of Veterinary Anatomy, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria
2 Department of Veterinary Anatomy, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria
3 Department of Veterinary Physiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria
Animal Molecular Breeding, 2016, Vol. 6, No. 4 doi: 10.5376/amb.2016.06.0004
Received: 24 Mar., 2016 Accepted: 31 Mar., 2016 Published: 31 Mar., 2016
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Wanmi N., Onyeanusi B.I., Nzalak J.O. and Aluwong T., 2016, Histomorphogenesis of The Cerebellum of The Grey Breasted Helmeted Guinea Fowl (Numida meleagris galeata) Pre and Post Hatch I, Animal molecular Breeding, 6(4): 1-10 (doi: 10.5376/amb.2016.06.0004)
The cerebellum is a “neuronal machine” that influences primarily motor behaviour, eye movement and conditioning. In this present study, seventy eggs were used for pre and post hatch experiment. At day 11 of the incubation, the cerebellum was observed together with the formation of the ventricular neuroepithelium and the external granular layer (EGL). The cerebellar auricles and vermis appeared by day 18 of incubation and this corresponds to the day the future Purkinje cells was observed. The single row of the Purkinje cells formed between the granular and molecular layer was established at day 26 pre-hatch. Before the 4th and 8th weeks post-hatch, nucleoli, dendrites and distinct cellular components were formed with a strip of EGL persisting.
Histomorphogenesis; Cerebellum; Helmeted Guinea Fowl
Animal Molecular Breeding
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