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Effect of different photoperiods on gonadal maintenance and development in Mongolian gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus)

Effect of different photoperiods on gonadal maintenance and development in Mongolian gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus)

Zoological Science 19(2): 233-239

The role of photoperiod in adult testicular maintenance and body weight and juvenile development was assessed in male Mongolian gerbils Meriones unguiculatus. Gerbils were raised on a 14L (14 h of light) photoperiod. In the first study, adult gerbils with functional testes were transferred to 13 different photoperiods (0L, 2L, 4L, 6L, 8L, 10L, 12L, 14L, 16L, 18L, 20L, 22L, or 24L) and body weights and testicular size were measured every week for 10 weeks.

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DOI: 10.2108/zsj.19.233

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