Which came first, the chicken or the egg? This question has concerned the human mind for centuries… Science has finally given a proven resolution to this eternal riddle! Researchers from universities of Sheffieldand Warwick support that the chicken came first and this is because in order for the eggshell to be shaped, there must be an essential protein found exclusively in the ovaries of the chicken. According to researchers, the existence of this protein, called “ovocledinin- 17” (oc_17), indicates beyond any doubt, that the egg is able to exist only if it has previously been found inside the chicken.Hence, the chicken is the one that came first. This particular protein acts as a catalyst which accelerates the development of the shell –without it the chick is unable to grow.
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