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Crystal orientation in the shell of the domestic fowl: an electron diffraction study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6783269     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The eggshell of the domestic fowl has been studied by transmission electron microscopy and diffraction. Thin sections of shell were prepared by chemical and ion-beam thinning techniques. Each calcite column of the palisade layer consisted of crystallites of diameter 20 to 30 micrometer with some tendency for crystallite alignment within a single column. Evidence indicates that there was no significant preferred orientation in the palisade layer as a whole. Only in the surface layer was any preferred orientation detected, and here (1014) planes tended to lie parallel to the surface. The results are compared with previously published data, and calcite nucleation and growth are discussed.
H R Perrott; V D Scott; R G Board
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Calcified tissue international     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0171-967X     ISO Abbreviation:  Calcif. Tissue Int.     Publication Date:  1981  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-06-23     Completed Date:  1981-06-23     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7905481     Medline TA:  Calcif Tissue Int     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  119-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Egg Shell / ultrastructure*
Microscopy, Electron

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