+ Resolve Article
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter

+ Translate
+ Subscribe to Site Feed
GeoScience Most Shared ContentMost Shared Content

Variation in trace element contents among chicken, turkey, duck, goose, and pigeon eggs analyzed by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)

, : Variation in trace element contents among chicken, turkey, duck, goose, and pigeon eggs analyzed by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). Biological Trace Element Research 128(1): 62-71

Despite substantial interest in the trace element content of eggs by poultry breeders, nutritionists, and environmental scientists, available data about trace elements levels in eggs are scarce. Trace element contents in yolk and albumen of chicken, turkey, duck, goose, and pigeon eggs were analyzed to establish a baseline dataset and assess differences among trace element content in avian species. We measured the selenium (Se), zinc (Zn), manganese (Mn), cobalt (Co), copper (Cu), molybdenum (Mo), vanadium (V), chromium (Cr), nickel (Ni), arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), and thallium (Tl) contents in both yolk and albumen by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. One hundred twenty eggs deriving from 24 birds of each species, reared in the same poultry farm in northern Greece, were used; bird feed was common and based on cereals and legumes and contained no added vitamins or microminerals. Trace element contents in yolks were far higher than those in albumen, except for V and Ni. In yolks, the highest content for Se, Mo, and Tl were in pigeon eggs, for Zn, Mn, Cu, and Cr in turkey eggs, and for Co and Ni in goose eggs. In albumen, Se was highest in duck eggs, while Zn, Mn, and Co in pigeon ones. It is concluded that there is a substantial, up to threefold, variation for trace element contents in eggs among different domestic avian species offered the same feed.


PMID: 18936883

DOI: 10.1007/s12011-008-8249-x

Other references

Sorensen S.; Crawford M.; Richards K.; Chaudhuri T.; O'rourke R., 1980: Noninvasive detection of ventricular aneurysms by combined 2 dimensional echo cardiography and radio nuclide angiography. Circulation Supplement 62(3): III-38

Fiedlschuster, T.; Pilz, H., 2001: Process and facility for treating and sorting recyclable waste materials. The invention refers to a procedure and an installation for the pure, according to sort, processing of recoverable material refuse, with a selection of heavy disruptive materials, with a crushing process for the remaining raw refuse, with segregat...

Jekow, P.; Fromme, P.; Witt, H., T.; Saenger, W., 1995: Photosystem I from Synechococcus elongatus: Preparation and crystallization of monomers with varying subunit compositions. Monomers of Photosystem I (PS I) from the thermophilic cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus were prepared and characterized. Using both the zwitterionic sulfobetain 12 and the nonionic beta-dodecyl maltoside as detergents, PS I was extracted in...

Bertoia, M.L.; Rimm, E.B.; Mukamal, K.J.; Hu, F.B.; Willett, W.C.; Cassidy, Aín., 2016: Dietary flavonoid intake and weight maintenance: three prospective cohorts of 124,086 US men and women followed for up to 24 years. To examine whether dietary intake of specific flavonoid subclasses (including flavonols, flavones, flavanones, flavan-3-ols, anthocyanins, and flavonoid polymers) is associated with weight change over time. Three prospective cohort studies. Health...

Hixon, M.L.; Wagner, M.W.; Anderson, M.; Sinclair, N.F.; Munoz Antonia, T.; Gualberto, A., 1999: Downregulation of Cks1 by TGFbeta1 mediates G2 growth arrest in vascular smooth muscle cells. Circulation 100(18 SUPPL ): I 336, Nov 2

Pelaia G.; Bova G.; Cellamare P.; Grembiale R.D.; Pugliese C.; Marsico S.A., 1988: Inhibition of methacholine induced bronchoconstriction evaluation of the effect of inhaled procaterol and sodium cromoglycate. European Respiratory Journal 1(SUPPL 2): 349S

Hepburn, S.; Banks, R.E.; Thompson, D., 2014: Protein Biomarker Research in UK Hospital Clinical Biochemistry Laboratories: A Survey of Current Practice and Views. With the increasing drive for more and better disease biomarkers to underpin the stratified or personalised medicine agenda, clinical biochemistry laboratories should be ideally placed to play a major role in their translation into clinical practi...

Brembilla-Perrot, B.; Piccoli, T.; Juilliere, Y.; Suty-Selton, C., 2000: Influence du golf sur la variabilite du rythme sinusal. There are no or very few studies in the literature on the effects of golf on heart rate and its parameters. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effects of a precision sport, golf, on heart rate variability (HRV). The study population cons...

Malawska, B.; Kulig, K.; Spiewak, A.; Stables, J.P., 2004: Investigation into new anticonvulsant derivatives of alpha-substituted N-benzylamides of gamma-hydroxy- and gamma-acetoxybutyric acid. Part 5: search for new anticonvulsant compounds. A series of four N-benzylamides of gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), that contain N-(4-phenylpiperazine)-, N-(4-benzylpiperazine)rings, N-benzylamino-, or N-(2-phenylethylamine)-groups in the alpha-position of GHB were selected as model compounds,...

Kohler, J.J.; Bloch, P.; Klein, A.; Hollender, L.F., 1971: 3-year development of a Grawitz tumor without urographic modifications. Journal de Radiologie, D'electrologie, et de Medecine Nucleaire 52(3): 214-215