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.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Acta Biologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae|
|Publication status||Published - 1981|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)