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ISSN  2320-964X (Online) 

ISSN 2320-7817  (Print)

Type - Quarterly 


Original Research

   Year 2013 |  Vol. 1 | Issue 3 | Page Nos. 193-197


Comprehensive Study of Organogenesis During Embryonic
Development of Japanese Quail, Coturnix coturnix japonica.

Jyoti Ramteke1, Pravin Charde1, Suresh Zade2*and Rucha Gabhane­1

1Research Academy, Sevadal Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur-440024 (M.S.)

2 Professor, P.G.T.D. of Zoology, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur - 440033(M.S)

*Correspondence Author : Dr. Zade SB, Professor, P.G.T.D. of Zoology, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur - 440033(M.S)

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The avian embryo is unique for studying morphogenesis in birds. Today widely used model for experimentation is chick and the focus on the chick embryo has somewhat overshadowed the other avian species which can also prove to be of much importance. One avian species which is equally powerful is the Japanese Quail, Coturnix coturnix japonica. The Japanese Quail, due to its easy maintenance, early sexual maturity, shorter generation interval and high rate of egg production    has become a pilot animal in the field of research.

In the present study, normal stages of chick embryo development were used as a basis for studying the development of quail embryo. Japanese Quail embryo takes approximately 17 days to hatch, a primitive streak were seen on Day 1 while Day 2 shows prominent somites. Eye pigmentation, beak region, various joints were seen on Day 4 and Day 5 respectively.  On Day 9 and onwards there was prominent pigmentation were observed. Thus, the major objective of the present research work was to study the embryonic development of the Japanese Quail and to identify the period of incubation where the Japanese Quail embryo gives the faster ontogeny than chick embryo.


Received : July 8, 2013 

Revised: August 05, 2013

Final Accepted: August 08, 2013

Date of Online Before Print: September 25, 2013


Editor : Arvind Chavhan

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