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Embryo Temperature during Incubation

Theory and Practice

PhD thesis A. Lourens (2008). Embryo temperature during incubation: Theory and practice

Until recently, all incubator studies were performed using a constant machine temperature (MT). But it is embryo temperature (ET) that is of importance to the embryo, and not MT. MT is often measured at only one location within the incubator and variation in ET between different eggs within the same incubator occurs. ET is the result of the balance between heat production (HP) and heat loss, and if HP or heat loss is affected it will have consequences for ET.

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