Effects of Radioactive Phosphorus (32P) on the Growth of Chick Embryo and Young Chick

방사성(放射性) 인(燐) (32P)이 계태아(鷄胎兒) 및 초생추발육(初生雛發育)에 미치는 영향(影響)

  • Published : 1971.09.01


This experiment was performed to study the effects of radioactive phosphorus($^{32}p$) on the growth of chick embryo and young chick. Radioactive phosphorus($^{32}p$) was administered into the yolk sac of chick embryo in doses of 2 uci/gm and 1 uci/gm and was administered intraperitoneally to the young chick in doses of 1 uci/gm and 0.5 uci/gm. The chick embryos were sacrificed on 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th day and the chicks were sacrificed on 1st, 3rd, 6th and 10th day after the administration and the liver, kidney, spleen, brain, eye ball and femur were weighed to observe the effects of growth inhibition on them. The results obtained were as follows. 1. A marked growth inhibitory effect was found on 8th, 9th and 10th day after the administration of $^{32}p$ in chick embryos and the same effect was found on 6 th and 10 th day after the administration in chicks. 2. The growth of the liver, kidney, spleen and femur was inhibited markedly but the brain and eye ball were not affected in chick embryos and chicks.