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Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) as a laboratory animal model

Huss, David and Poynter, Greg and Lansford, Rusty (2008) Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) as a laboratory animal model. Lab Animal, 37 (11). pp. 513-519. ISSN 0093-7355.

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For the past 50 years, the Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) has been a popular animal model in numerous fields of research. The quail’s 16-d developmental period and its easily accessible embryo make C. japonica a convenient model for studies of developmental biology. Because its lifespan is relatively short and its physiology is comparable to that of humans, the adult quail is useful for studies of aging and disease. The authors describe the Japanese quail as an animal model and, drawing on their experience raising a quail colony at the California Institute of Technology, present detailed guidelines for the husbandry of the species.

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Lansford, Rusty0000-0002-2159-3699
Additional Information:© 2009 Nature Publishing Group. Received 18 March; accepted 30 May 2008. The authors declare no competing financial interests.
Issue or Number:11
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:11 Aug 2009 17:17
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