Cracking Egg Mystery

Cracking the Mystery of the Egg Shape

Jun 2017

Not all eggs are shaped like a chicken’s—now we know why!

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Related Publications

Avian egg shape: Form, function, and evolution M.C. Stoddard, E.H. Yong, D. Akkaynak, C. Sheard, J.A. Tobias, L. Mahadevan,  Science  356, 1249-1254, 2017. [View PDF] [Download PDF]
Evolution of avian egg shape: underlying mechanisms and the importance of taxonomic scale C. Sheard, D. Akkaynak, EH Yong, L. Mahadevan & J. A. Tobias, IBIS 161 (4) 15 July 2019. [DOI] [View PDF] [Download PDF]