Event Title

Importance of the Cakareous Eggshell to Normal Development in the American Alligator

Presenter Information

Nelson A. Membreno

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

College

College of Natural Sciences

Major

Biology

Location

RM 215-218

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Tomasz Owerkowicz

Start Date

2-27-2013 1:40 PM

End Date

2-27-2013 5:20 PM

Abstract

Crocotilians and birds lay heavily mineralized eggs as opposed to the leathery eggs of other amniotes. The mineralized layer of experimental American alligator eggs was removed and experimental eggs were incubated alongside control eggs. Results show that experimental hatchlings were smaller and hard larger yolk sacks than hatchlings.

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Feb 27th, 1:40 PM Feb 27th, 5:20 PM

Importance of the Cakareous Eggshell to Normal Development in the American Alligator

RM 215-218

Crocotilians and birds lay heavily mineralized eggs as opposed to the leathery eggs of other amniotes. The mineralized layer of experimental American alligator eggs was removed and experimental eggs were incubated alongside control eggs. Results show that experimental hatchlings were smaller and hard larger yolk sacks than hatchlings.