DDT-Induced Inhibition of Avian Shell Gland Carbonic Anhydrase: A Mechanism for Thin Eggshells

Science  01 May 1970:
Vol. 168, Issue 3931, pp. 594-596
DOI: 10.1126/science.168.3931.594


The shell-forming glands of Japanese quail fed p,p'-DDT or p,p'-DDE had carbonic anhydrase activity 16 to 19 percent lower than shell glands of quail on a diet free of pesticides.