[The effect of methionine, added to the diet of the gravid hen or injected into the egg, on the embryonic and post-natal development of the chick].

@article{Larbier1975TheEO,
  title={[The effect of methionine, added to the diet of the gravid hen or injected into the egg, on the embryonic and post-natal development of the chick].},
  author={Michel Larbier and J C Blum},
  journal={Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des seances de l'Academie des sciences. Serie D: Sciences naturelles},
  year={1975},
  volume={280 18},
  pages={2133-6}
}
Chicks from hens consuming a methionine deficient diet have a live weight which is significantly reduced from hatching until 8 weeks of age. Normal growth rate was restored either by methionine supplementation of the hens diet or by injection of 0.5 mg of DL or L methionine. Injection of the D isomer alone was inactive.