Egg Incubation: Its Effects on Embryonic Development in Birds and Reptiles

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D. Charles Deeming, Mark W. J. Ferguson
Cambridge University Press, Dec 5, 1991 - Science - 448 pages
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A recent rapid expansion in our knowledge of embryonic development in birds and reptiles has created a need for a book that comprehensively reviews and synthesizes data relating to incubation effects on the embryonic development of these two vertebrate classes. The contributors to this book aptly deal with these issues in logical parts. The first deals with the structure, shape, and function of eggs. The second examines the effects of the four main parameters, e.g. temperature, water relations, respiratory gas exchange, and turning, on the process of incubation. The third section deals with early embryonic development and the methods used to investigate and manipulate the embryo. Further chapters deal with estivation, megapodes, and oviparity.

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page 165 It is interesting that the little written or known triple point of carbon dioxide is 31.1 degrees centigrade. this triple point of Co2 is the basis of our cellular respiration and the basis of almost all life on earth. Is it by accident that this property of carbon dioxide lies in the middle temperature of the determining temperature for weather a egg hatches to ALL male or ALL female eggs.
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Ferguson is Professor of Basic Dental Sciences in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Manchester.

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