2. Biosynthesis and Structural Assembly of Eggshell Components

  1. Yoshinori Mine
  1. Maxwell T. Hincke1,
  2. Olivier Wellman-Labadie1,
  3. Marc D. McKee2,
  4. Joël Gautron3,
  5. Yves Nys3 and
  6. Karlheinz Mann4

Published Online: 23 MAR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470181249.ch2

Egg Bioscience and Biotechnology

Egg Bioscience and Biotechnology

How to Cite

Hincke, M. T., Wellman-Labadie, O., McKee, M. D., Gautron, J., Nys, Y. and Mann, K. (2008) Biosynthesis and Structural Assembly of Eggshell Components, in Egg Bioscience and Biotechnology (ed Y. Mine), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470181249.ch2

Editor Information

  1. Department of Food Science, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1H 8M5

  2. 2

    Faculty of Dentistry and Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2B2

  3. 3

    INRA, UR83 Recherches Avicoles, F-37380 Nouzilly, France

  4. 4

    Max-Planck-Institut fur Biochemie, D-82152 Martinsried, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 MAR 2007
  2. Published Print: 12 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470039984

Online ISBN: 9780470181249



  • eggshell biosynthesis and structural assembly;
  • eggshell proteomics;
  • eggshell biosynthesis-mineralization


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Overview of Eggshell Biosynthesis

  • Proteomics of the Eggshell

  • Eggshell Biosynthesis: Mineralization

  • Eggshell Antimicrobial Defenses

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgments

  • References