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Abstract #1049

An In-Ovo Longitudinal -Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study of Quail Eggs and Embryonic Development

Suzanne Louise Duce1

1College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom


Avian embryos are important models for understanding embryonic development. We undertook a 3D longitudinal ╬╝MRI study using 7.1T Bruker of quail eggs imaged daily for 8 days, changes in the extra- and non-embryonic components as well as in the embryo were studied. At Day 0 the yolk, albumen, latebra and chalaza are visible, additional aqueous region is visible from Day 2. The growth of the embryo in-ovo is visualised. The 3D surface reconstructions of the embryo, yolk, albumen, embryonic fluid, and latebra were produced, their respective volumes calculated and changes over time presented graphically.