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Open Access Honors Program Thesis

First Advisor

Darrell Wiens

Keywords

Morphogenesis; Neural tube; Membrane, Basement; Chickens--Embryos;

Abstract

Neurulation, the formation of the neural tube, is an important process in the development of vertebrates. Because this organ ultimately becomes the central nervous system of the organism, the proper development of a fully-functioning neural tube is paramount to its survival. Neural tube defects, like spina bifida and anencephaly, are among the most common congenital malformations present in live human births. The prevalence of these defects is a definite concern to medicine and human health.

Date of Award

2010

Department

Department of Biology

University Honors Designation

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors

Date Original

2010

Object Description

v, 39 p. : ill.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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