Lack of an effect of melatonin treatment via silastic capsules on photic-induced gonadal growth and the photorefractory condition in white-throated sparrows

Fred W. Turek*, Albert Wolfson

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Abstract

The administration of melatonin via intraperitoneally placed Silastic capsules in white-throated sparrows failed to alter either photic-induced gonadal growth in females or the photorefractory condition in males. These results indicate that melatonin does not have a direct effect upon the avian photosexual response.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)471-474
Number of pages4
JournalGeneral and Comparative Endocrinology
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Endocrinology

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