Speed of neural crest cells' migration in chick

Range 140 - 170 µm/hour
Organism Chicken Gallus gallus
Reference Vermot J, Fraser SE, Liebling M. Fast fluorescence microscopy for imaging the dynamics of embryonic development. HFSP J. 2008 Jun2(3):143-55. doi: 10.2976/1.2907579. p.144 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID19404468
Primary Source Kulesa, PM, and Fraser, SE (2000). “In ovo time-lapse analysis of chick hindbrain neural crest cell migration shows cell interactions during migration to the branchial arches.” Development 127, 1161–1172.PubMed ID10683170
Method Primary source abstract:"Hindbrain neural crest cells were labeled with Dil [1, 1'-dioctadecyl-3,3,3',3'-tetramethylindocarbocyanine perchlorate] and followed in ovo using a new approach for long-term time-lapse confocal microscopy. In ovo imaging allowed [investigators] to visualize neural crest cell migration 2-3 times longer than in whole embryo explant cultures, providing a more complete picture of the dynamics of cell migration from emergence at the dorsal midline to entry into the branchial arches."
Comments "Dynamic processes in cellular biology span a broad range of velocities and scales. Some examples of this diversity are the speed of cell migration [140–170 µm/h for neural crest cells (primary source)], telomere motion in yeast [~0.05 µm/sec (BNID 111507)], fast calcium waves [10–50 µm/sec (BNID 111508)], red blood cell motion in the developing cardio-vascular system of rodents [1–10 mm/s (BNID 111509)], and the frequency of beating cilia [3–40 Hz (BNID 111510)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 111506