Estimated fertile life of some mammalian eggs
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|Austin and Short (1982) Reproduction in mammals: Germ cells and fertilization. Cambridge University Press, NY, NY p.57 table 3.1
|See note beneath table
|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.