The chick embryo includes the area vasculosa is subdivided into 2 concentric zones, the inner transparent area pellucida vasculosa and the surrounding less transparent area opaca vasculosa, peripherally limited by the sinus terminalis. In this study, we have analyzed by a modern morphometric approach the total length of the vascular network, the number of vascular branches, of the branching points density, the modality of vessel ramification, and spatial arrangement of the vascular network in four consecutive stages of development of the area vasculosa. The results have shown that there is a significant 15% increase in the total length of the vascular network associated with a progressive increase of the number of vascular branches and of the branching points density. Moreover, the results indicated that vascular spatial disorder significantly decreased during development in area vasculosa, suggesting a more uniform occupancy of the tissue by the vascular pattern. Finally, a more regular pattern of branching was observed, as indicated by the significant decrease of topological disorder of the vascular tree.

Morphometric analysis of the branching of the vascular tree in the chick embryo area vasculosa

Annese T.;
2020

Abstract

The chick embryo includes the area vasculosa is subdivided into 2 concentric zones, the inner transparent area pellucida vasculosa and the surrounding less transparent area opaca vasculosa, peripherally limited by the sinus terminalis. In this study, we have analyzed by a modern morphometric approach the total length of the vascular network, the number of vascular branches, of the branching points density, the modality of vessel ramification, and spatial arrangement of the vascular network in four consecutive stages of development of the area vasculosa. The results have shown that there is a significant 15% increase in the total length of the vascular network associated with a progressive increase of the number of vascular branches and of the branching points density. Moreover, the results indicated that vascular spatial disorder significantly decreased during development in area vasculosa, suggesting a more uniform occupancy of the tissue by the vascular pattern. Finally, a more regular pattern of branching was observed, as indicated by the significant decrease of topological disorder of the vascular tree.
Angiogenesis
Area vasculosa
Branching
Chick embryo
Vascular tree
Vasculogenesis
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