Because so much of the early work on the neural crest was undertaken using amphibian embryos, I begin the series of chapters devoted to gnathostomes with a discussion of studies on the amphibian neural crest, providing evidence for the neural crest origin of pigment cells, various nerve cells, craniofacial mesenchyme, and craniofacial skeletal tissues.


Neural Crest Neural Crest Cell Pigment Cell Spinal Ganglion Cement Gland 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian K. Hall
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  1. 1.Department of BiologyDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada

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