© 1989

A Fifteen-somite Human Embryo


Part of the Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology book series (ADVSANAT, volume 116)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-V
  2. Humio Mizoguti
    Pages 1-1
  3. Humio Mizoguti
    Pages 2-2
  4. Humio Mizoguti
    Pages 3-11
  5. Humio Mizoguti
    Pages 12-95
  6. Humio Mizoguti
    Pages 96-97
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 98-104

About this book


Histological observations of human embryos hitherto have been carried out using paraffin sections of 5 to 10 µm thickness, stained with the H-E method or simply with carmine. Because of the thickness, cells are arranged in 2 or 3 layers in one section and the histological details are not always clear. This book provides detailed morphological features of a very well preserved human embryo with fifteen somites. The sections are about 0.75 µm thick and stained with toluidine blue. The thinness of sections and clearness of staining reveal the histological details of this embryo very accurately. A complete set of high quality photomicrographs are presented for each of the selected sections. The high resolution of the photomicrographs will enable easy comparison with the literature. The clear presentation in this book of embryonic development is increasingly important and highly relevant for in-vitro fertilization, and thus of interest to reproductive biologists as well as anatomists.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnatomyKobe University School of Medicine650 Chuoku, KobeJapan

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title A Fifteen-somite Human Embryo
  • Authors Humio Mizoguti
  • Series Title Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-50565-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-74294-1
  • Series ISSN 0301-5556
  • Series E-ISSN 2192-7065
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages V, 104
  • Number of Illustrations 82 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Anatomy
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