Effect of bodily injury on egg laying in fowls

Steggerda, Morris (January 1930) Effect of bodily injury on egg laying in fowls. Poultry Science, 9 (2). pp. 79-91.

URL: https://academic.oup.com/ps/article-abstract/9/2/7...
DOI: 10.3382/ps.0090079


In a previous paper (Steggerda, ’28) it was shown that by the injury or partial removal of the ovary of fowls certain birds were stimulated to lay more eggs. This result appears to be related to the work of Zeleny (’03) on regeneration in Brittlestars, from which he concludes, “the greater the number of removed arms, (excepting the case where all are removed) the greater is the rate of regeneration of each arm,” and also to the work of Hartman (’25) on semispaying of the opossum in which he states, “ a compensatory hypertrophy was noted.” The work of Pearl (’21) on the partial removal of the ovary of fowls is also related; he concludes, “The total number of oocytes developing to visible size in the lifetime of a bird is caused to increase from 33 to 68 percent over the number which develope in the normal unoperated bird.”

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: organism description > animal > bird
CSHL Authors:
Communities: The Carnegie Institution Department of Genetics
Depositing User: Elizabeth Pessala
Date: January 1930
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2017 20:31
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2017 15:54
URI: https://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/34202

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