The effect of total body gamma-irradiation on mortality, egg production and egg weight of Japanese quails.

  • J Baumgartner
  • Published 1985 in
    International journal of radiation biology and…

Abstract

Male and female Japanese quail 21 weeks old, that were given total body doses of 60Co gamma-rays ranging from 0 to 30 Gy, showed a peak in mortality at 6-8 days post-irradiation. The LD 50/30 was 22.5 Gy, and the LD 90/30 was 26.7 Gy. No differences were evident in mortality between males and females. The reduction in egg production by 30 days post-irradiation was related linearly to the dose, for doses above 6 Gy. The reduction in egg weight (30 days post-irradiation laying period) was also related linearly to the dose.

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@article{Baumgartner1985TheEO, title={The effect of total body gamma-irradiation on mortality, egg production and egg weight of Japanese quails.}, author={J Baumgartner}, journal={International journal of radiation biology and related studies in physics, chemistry, and medicine}, year={1985}, volume={47 5}, pages={591-7} }