Deterioration of green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) eggs after known embryo mortality

Phillott, Andrea D, and Parmenter, C John (2007) Deterioration of green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) eggs after known embryo mortality. Chelonian Conservation and Biology, 6. pp. 262-266.

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Abstract

To determine the time interval between embryonic death and physical alterations in appearance of green turtle (Chelonia mydas) eggs, one each of matched pairs of eggs were inverted after 7–10 days of incubation. Chalkiness of the white spot diminished after 44 hours as maintenance of the chorio-allantoic membrane, contributing to the opaque appearance of viable eggs, ceased after embryo mortality. Results of this study will allow embryo mortality to be attributed to known specific events or conditions within the incubation period.

Item ID: 5387
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
ISSN: 1943-3956
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2009 23:39
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0608 Zoology > 060807 Animal Structure and Function @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
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