Embryonic osmoregulation: consequences of high and low water loss during incubation of the chicken egg.

@article{Davis1988EmbryonicOC,
  title={Embryonic osmoregulation: consequences of high and low water loss during incubation of the chicken egg.},
  author={Terri A. Davis and Sheldon S. Shen and Ralph A. Ackerman},
  journal={The Journal of experimental zoology},
  year={1988},
  volume={245 2},
  pages={144-56}
}
The rates of water loss of domestic chicken eggs were varied during incubation to measure the osmoregulatory ability of the avian embryo. Egg water loss was increased by drilling holes in the eggshell over the airspace on day 13 (I = 21 days) and then placing these eggs in a low relative humidity (r.h.: 0-10%) incubator until hatch. Egg water loss was decreased by placing other eggs in a high-r.h. (85-90%) incubator on day 0. Eggs with low water loss (approximately 6% of initial fresh mass [IFM… CONTINUE READING

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