eggshell formation

id: GO:0030703
name: eggshell formation
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: Construction of the eggshell, a product of the somatic follicle cell epithelium and a structure that supports the egg in a hostile environment, minimizing water loss whilst allowing gas exchanges essential for embryonic respiration.

Child Functions

GO:0007304chorion-containing eggshell formation

Parent Functions

GO:0003006developmental process involved in reproduction
GO:0048646anatomical structure formation involved in morphogenesis