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

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

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    Abstract

    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
    Volume43
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Sep 1 1972

    Keywords

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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physiology

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