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‘Eggology’ and mathematics of a quail egg: An innovative non-destructive technology for evaluating egg parameters in Japanese quail

Narushin, Valeriy G., Volkova, Natalia A., Vetokh, Anastasia N., Sotnikov, Danila A., Volkova, Ludmila A., Griffin, Darren K., Romanov, Michael N., Zinovieva, Natalia A. (2024) ‘Eggology’ and mathematics of a quail egg: An innovative non-destructive technology for evaluating egg parameters in Japanese quail. Food and Bioproducts Processing, 146 (August). pp. 49-57. ISSN 0960-3085. E-ISSN 2073-4425. (doi:10.1016/j.fbp.2024.04.007) (KAR id:105982)

Abstract

Quail eggs, the smallest ones among poultry species, require special methodological aspects for their non-destructive examination and quality analysis. Using eggs from a cross between the Japanese and Texas breeds, we devised a methodology for defining the main geometric parameters of quail eggs. Calculation formulae were proposed to estimate indirectly egg volume and surface area. Our findings on the weights of structural egg components enabled to obtain mathematical equations for computing the weights of shell, yolk and albumen, depending on the complex of measured parameters including the egg weight, its volume and surface area. When taken as a whole, the results of our study can be regarded as the most thorough methodological approach to date for the execution of comprehensive investigations of quail egg quality. They will be applicable and instrumental in areas of food research and emerging technologies, including the aspects of storage, packing, and processing of quail eggs.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.fbp.2024.04.007
Uncontrolled keywords: Japanese quail eggs; Egg quality; Egg geometry; Yolk weight; Albumen weight; Non-destructive testing technology
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science)
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA440 Geometry
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH324.2 Computational biology
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Reproduction
Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Biosciences
Signature Themes: Food Systems, Natural Resources and Environment
Depositing User: Mike Romanov
Date Deposited: 15 May 2024 12:44 UTC
Last Modified: 26 May 2024 07:49 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/105982 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)

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