Microvascular Growth in the Chicken Chorio-allantoic Membrane

  • M. F. König
  • P. Schlatter
  • P. H. Burri
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 411)


The chorio-allantoic membrane (CAM) plays a vital role providing the chicken embryo with O2. Its growth and in particular the growth of its capillary network has important implications for the development of the embryo. And yet, it still remains to be determined to what extent the capillary growth is affected on the one hand via vessel sprouting, and on the other hand by the insertion of transcapillary tissue pillars (posts) to form new intercapillary meshes (intussusceptive microvascular growth, IMG).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. F. König
    • 1
  • P. Schlatter
    • 1
  • P. H. Burri
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnatomyUniversity of BerneBerne 9Switzerland

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