Experientia

, Volume 33, Issue 10, pp 1396–1397 | Cite as

Behavioural consequences of vasectomy in the mouse

  • R. J. Aitken
  • J. Carter
Endocrinologica

Summary

Vasectomy was found to have no influence on the sexual activity of male mice. Testis and seminal vesicle weights were similary not influenced by this operation although a significant increase in epididymus weight was observed.

Keywords

Sexual Activity Male Mouse Behavioural Consequence Seminal Vesicle Seminal Vesicle Weight 

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Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Aitken
    • 1
  • J. Carter
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeneticsUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghScotland

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