Prospectives of monitoring biological activity in a red-legged partridge incubator with a carbon dioxide probe

García Hierro, Javier and Barreiro Elorza, Pilar and Moya Gonzalez, Adolfo and Robla Villalba, José Ignacio (2016). Prospectives of monitoring biological activity in a red-legged partridge incubator with a carbon dioxide probe. "Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal", v. 18 (n. 1); pp. 353-362. ISSN 1682-1130.

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Title: Prospectives of monitoring biological activity in a red-legged partridge incubator with a carbon dioxide probe
Author/s:
  • García Hierro, Javier
  • Barreiro Elorza, Pilar
  • Moya Gonzalez, Adolfo
  • Robla Villalba, José Ignacio
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal
Date: March 2016
ISSN: 1682-1130
Volume: 18
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Ingeniería Agroforestal
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This study focuses on the relationship between CO2 production and the ultimate hatchability of the incubation. A total amount of 43316 eggs of red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa) were supervised during five actual incubations: three in 2012 and two in 2013. The CO2 concentration inside the incubator was monitored over a 20-day period, showing sigmoidal growth from ambient level (428 ppm) up to 1700 ppm in the incubation with the highest hatchability. Two sigmoid growth models (logistic and Gompertz) were used to describe the CO2 production by the eggs, with the result that the logistic model was a slightly better fit (r2=0.976 compared to r2=0.9746 for Gompertz). A coefficient of determination of 0.997 between the final CO2 estimation (ppm) using the logistic model and hatchability (%) was found.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainGL2008-05267-C03-03UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified
Government of SpainA/030569/10UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 41399
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/41399/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:41399
Official URL: http://www.cigrjournal.org/index.php/Ejounral/article/view/3510
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 16 Jun 2016 14:36
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2016 14:36
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