Thermoregulatory ability and the thyroid gland: Their development in embryonic Japanese quail (Coturnix c. jaaponica)

Roger A. McNabb, Richard Stouffer, F. M Anne McNabb

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1. 1. During development, fertile Japanese quail eggs show some increase in resistance to cooling. 2. 2. During development, mean thyroid follicle cell height and total thyroidal iodine increase rapidly, until shortly before hatching. 3. 3. One to 2 days before hatching, follicle cell height and thyroidal iodine content are abruptly reduced, but both return to former levels on the day of hatching.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-193
Number of pages7
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part A: Physiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 1972
Externally publishedYes



  • Coturnix c. japonica
  • embryonic development
  • Japanese quail
  • thermoregulation
  • thyroid gland
  • thyroidal iodine content

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry

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