Scientists crack egg forging evolutionary puzzle

Journal Reference: Claire N. Spottiswoode, Wenfei Tong, Gabriel A. Jamie, Katherine F. Stryjewski, Jeffrey M. DaCosta, Evan R. Kuras, Ailsa Green, Silky Hamama, Ian G. Taylor, Collins Moya, and Michael D. Sorenson. Genetic architecture facilitates then constrains adaptation in a host–parasite coevolutionary arms race. PNAS, April 11, 2022 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2121752119 Around the world, many birds … Read more

Kirigami robotic grippers are delicate enough to lift egg yolks

Journal Reference: Yaoye Hong, Yinding Chi, Shuang Wu, Yanbin Li, Yong Zhu, Jie Yin. Boundary curvature guided programmable shape-morphing kirigami sheets. Nature Communications, 2022; 13 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-28187-x The work draws on the art of kirigami, which involves both cutting and folding two-dimensional (2D) sheets of material to form three-dimensional (3D) shapes. Specifically, the researchers … Read more

Biotechnology could provide an environmentally more sustainable alternative to egg white protein production

Biotechnology could provide an environmentally more sustainable alternative to egg white protein production – NovLink Home Mash D Biotechnology could provide an environmentally more sustainable alternative to egg white protein production We want to give thanks to the author of this write-up for this amazing web content Biotechnology could provide an environmentally more sustainable alternative … Read more

German egg sector fears collapse due to ban on killing day-old chicks – ‘Ohne Kükentöten’ too soon for farmers, too late for animal protectionists – Foodlog

German egg sector fears collapse due to ban on killing

Since yesterday, January 1, 2022, male chicks are no longer allowed to be killed in Germany and from 2024 sex determination in the egg is no longer allowed on or after the 7th day. Just before the New Year, the President of the Federal Egg Union, Henner Schönecke, heralded the emergency bell. According to him, … Read more

Exquisitely preserved embryo found inside fossilized dinosaur egg

Journal Reference: Lida Xing, Kecheng Niu, Waisum Ma, Darla K. Zelenitsky, Tzu-Ruei Yang, Stephen L. Brusatte. An exquisitely preserved in-ovo theropod dinosaur embryo sheds light on avian-like prehatching postures. iScience, 2021; 103516 DOI: 10.1016/j.isci.2021.103516 The embryo, dubbed ‘Baby Yingliang’, was discovered in the Late Cretaceous rocks of Ganzhou, southern China and belongs to a toothless … Read more

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