egg membrane

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egg membrane

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egg membrane

Nutritional effects of egg shell membrane supplements on chicken performance and immunity

Effect of storage duration on the rheological properties of goose liquid egg products and eggshell membranes

Membrane and cortical abnormalities in post-ovulatory aged eggs: analysis of fertilizability and establishment of the membrane block to polyspermy

The effects of commercial cool water washing of shell eggs on Haugh unit, vitelline membrane strength, aerobic microorganisms, and fungi

In vitro penetration of Salmonella Enteritidis through yolk membranes of eggs from 6 genetically distinct commercial lines of laying hens

In Vitro Study of Salmonella enteritidis and Salmonella typhimurium Definitive Type 104: Survival in Egg Albumen and Penetration through the Vitelline Membrane

Rapid Evolution of Outer Egg Membrane Proteins in the Drosophila melanogaster Subgroup: A Case of Ecologically Driven Evolution of Female Reproductive Traits

Comparative analysis of structure and strength of vitelline membrane and physical parameters of yolk of ostrich, emu, and greater rhea eggs

Effect of egg weight on composition, embryonic growth, and expression of amino acid transporter genes in yolk sac membranes and small intestines of the domestic pigeon (Columba livia)

Multivariate analysis of male reproductive function in Inpp5b −/− mice reveals heterogeneity in defects in fertility, sperm–egg membrane interaction and proteolytic cleavage of sperm ADAMs


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The layer of material that covers an animal egg cell. Primary membranes develop in the ovary and cover the egg surface in addition to the normal plasma membrane. The primary membrane is called the vitelline membrane in insects, molluscs, birds, and amphibians, the chorion in tunicates and fish, and the zona pellucida in mammals. Insects have a second thicker membrane, also called the chorion. Secondary membranes are secreted by the oviducts and parts of the genital system while the egg is passing to the outside. They include the jelly coat of frogs' eggs and the albumen and shell of birds' eggs.

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