A silicon requirement for normal skull formation in chicks.

  title={A silicon requirement for normal skull formation in chicks.},
  author={Edith M. Carlisle},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  volume={110 2},
  • E. M. Carlisle
  • Published 1 February 1980
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of nutrition
Studies were undertaken to investigate the effect of feeding a silicon (Si) -deficient diet containing a natural protein in place of the crystalline amino acid-based diets used in earlier studies. Feeding this Si-deficient basal diet with or without supplemental Si to day-old cockerels under trace element-controlled conditions resulted in the production of skull abnormalities in the deficient chicks under conditions of near optimal growth. On macropathological examination, gross changes were… 

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