Estimated fertile life of some mammalian eggs

Range Table - link Hours
Organism Mammals
Reference Austin and Short (1982) Reproduction in mammals: Germ cells and fertilization. Cambridge University Press, NY, NY p.57 table 3.1
Primary Source See note beneath table
Comments By 'fertile life' of the egg researchers mean the period after ovulation during which the egg remains capable of fusing with a spermatozoon and giving rise to a normal embryo that develops through to birth.
Entered by Uri M
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