The effect of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) on embryonic chicken gonads

M. A. Shahin, O. Dobozy, G. Csaba

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Chicken embryos were exposed to a single dose of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) on the 15th day of the incubation period. 5 days later, the female embryos showed a significant increase in ovarian weight, ovarian cortical thickness and oocyte count. In contrast, the male embryos showed a significant decrease in testicle weight, seminiferous cord diameter and gonocyte number. The opposite response of testes and ovaries is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-13
Number of pages7
JournalActa Biologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1981


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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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