Definition of vitellogenin in English:
A protein present in the blood, from which the substance of egg yolk is derived.
- They assayed the fish plasma for the estrogenic biomarker, vitellogenin, the major egg-yolk protein under synthesis control of endogenous estradiol.
- Nondestructive analyses of plasma sampled from birds when captured may, however, be used to identify fecund females, using an egg yolk protein called vitellogenin.
- For example, induction of the female-specific protein, vitellogenin, in male fish is a well-known effect of exposure to xeno-oestrogens and serves as a biomarker of such exposure.
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