Structure and Formation of the Eggshell

  • Yves Nys
  • Joel Gautron


Calcium Carbonate Precipitation Palisade Layer Shell Gland Eggshell Membrane Shell Calcification 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yves Nys
    • 1
  • Joel Gautron
    • 2
  1. 1.INRANouzillyFrance
  2. 2.INRANouzillyFrance

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