Injection of diethylstilbestrol on the first day of incubation affects morphology of sex glands and reproductive behavior of Japanese quail.

@article{Gildersleeve1985InjectionOD,
  title={Injection of diethylstilbestrol on the first day of incubation affects morphology of sex glands and reproductive behavior of Japanese quail.},
  author={R P Gildersleeve and Hugh A. Tilson and Clifford L. Mitchell},
  journal={Teratology},
  year={1985},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={101-9}
}
Japanese quail eggs were injected with DES (0.9-1,000 micrograms) dissolved in 50-microliter of corn oil on day 1 of incubation. Higher doses of DES (250-1,000 micrograms) reduced hatchability to 37-33% compared to 61% for corn oil-injected controls. Lower doses of DES (0.9-125 micrograms) had no effects on hatchability. In a second study, eggs were injected with 0.9 or 1.9 micrograms of DES and the survivors were assessed up to 12 weeks posthatch. DES did not affect hatchability, but did… CONTINUE READING