Structural Organization of the Optic Lobe of Grey Breasted Helmeted Guinea Fowl (*Numida Meleagris Galeata*) at Pre-Hatch Study

Wanmi Nathaniel, Onyeanusi I. Barth, Nzalak J. Oliver, Aluwong Tanang

Abstract


A total of one hundred and seventy-three fertilized eggs were used for morphometry, gross and histological studies. At day 4 of incubation, the mean body weight of the helmeted guinea fowl embryo was 0.6401 ± 0.0211 g. It was at day 10 of incubation that there was an increase in the whole body weight of the embryo to be 0.8650 ± 0.676 g. The whole brain weight indicated relative increased at day 4 as compared to that of the whole body weight. Graphically, there were steady increase in the body, brain and optic lobe weights. Histologically, cells and neurones that make up the optic lobe is probably as a result of the migration of immature cells from the ventricular neuroepithelium. 


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jbls.v7i2.9850

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