Effect of photoperoid and melatonin on testicular development in the white-footed mouse, Peromyscus leucopus

L. J. Petterborg, Russel J Reiter

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Abstract

At autopsy the absoute and relative testicular weights of 6-week-old white-footed mice were significantly lower (<0.001) in animals exposed to a short photoperiod (8L:16D) or exposed to a long photoperiod (16L:8D) and treated with a 1 mg melatonin s.c. implant than in those kept only in a long photoperiod. The long photoperiod animals had testes of normal appearance and complete spermatogenesis, but there had been little development in the testes of the other animals and seminiferous tubule diameters were reduced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-212
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Reproduction and Fertility
Volume60
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1980

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Peromyscus
Photoperiod
Melatonin
Testis
Seminiferous Tubules
Spermatogenesis
Autopsy
Weights and Measures

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  • Developmental Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Physiology
  • Embryology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Effect of photoperoid and melatonin on testicular development in the white-footed mouse, Peromyscus leucopus. / Petterborg, L. J.; Reiter, Russel J.

In: Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, Vol. 60, No. 1, 1980, p. 209-212.

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