Experientia

, Volume 40, Issue 5, pp 501–502

Season-dependent effects of melatonin on testes and fur color in mountain hares (Lepus timidus L.)

  • I. Küderling
  • M. C. Cedrini
  • F. Fraschini
  • M. Spagnesi
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01952407

Cite this article as:
Küderling, I., Cedrini, M.C., Fraschini, F. et al. Experientia (1984) 40: 501. doi:10.1007/BF01952407

Summary

Mclatonin was administered in 3 seasons to adult male mountain hares (Lepus timidus L.) kept in long or short photoperiods. Mclatonin and short photoperiods induced testis regression and fur whitening in summer and autumn but not in winter. Both treatments combined seemed to provoke an advanced onset of the refractory period.

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Küderling
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. C. Cedrini
    • 1
    • 2
  • F. Fraschini
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Spagnesi
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto di FarmacologiaUniversità di MilanoMilano(Italy)
  2. 2.Instituto Nazionale di Biologia della SelvagginaOzzano/Emilia(Italy)
  3. 3.Deutsches Primatenzentrum GmbHGöttingenBRD