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The avian egg is the bridge between generations, the link that permits the mother to provide the food to its developing offspring at a time and place separate from her food supply. The unique combination of energy-rich lipids, utilizable proteins, minerals, vitamins, and water provides the embryo with an efficient source of all necessary nutrients except oxygen, packed into the egg over a short time.

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Granulosa Cell Domestic Fowl Shell Membrane Shell Gland Yolk Mass 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. R. Grau
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Avian SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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