This paper examines the detailed embryologic development of the otolith organs, part of the vestibular system responsible for balance, in Japanese quail. The data from this study will provide baseline data for comparison with experiments conducted by NASA during space flight.
Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine
Vestibule -- growth & development; Saccule and Utricle -- growth & development
Lowe, Melissa, "The effects of gravity on the development of otolith organs in the Japanese quail" (2002). Independent Studies and Capstones. Paper 164. Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine.