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Shell breakage and the influence of various structural factors on it
Formation of shell and membranes
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acid basal caps Blasius calcified calcified shell calcite calcite individuals calcium carbonate columns cone layer cones and basal crystal individuals crystallites cuticular decalcified sections described diameter EDTA egg contents eggshell membranes eisospherites elastin fibrils formed granular ground sections guinea-fowl eggshell hen eggs hen eggshell Heyn hydroxyproline incubation period inner layer inner membrane inside keratin layer of cones light microscope mammillae mammillary base mammillary layer Masshoff & Stolpmann material membrane fibres membrane thickness meshes mucopolysaccharide Nathusius 1868 occurred organic layer organic matrix organic matter osmium tetroxide outer membrane outer shell membrane palisade layer pigment pitlike holes pores premature eggs protein radial sections Romanoff & Romanoff Sajner scanning electron microscope Schmidt seen shell gland shell matrix shell membranes shell strength shell thickness showed Simkiss & Tyler sodium hydroxide sodium sulphide Stolpmann 1961 studied surface crystal layer Terepka transmission electron microscope true cuticle Tyler & Simkiss vesicles vesicular holes