Experientia

, Volume 33, Issue 12, pp 1665–1666 | Cite as

Antigonadotrophic effect of melatonin in male lizards (Callisaurus draconoides)

  • Mary J. Packard
  • G. C. Packard
Specialia Endocrinologica

Summary

Results of a preliminary experiment indicate that injections of melatonin elicit testicular regression in male lizards having maximally recrudesced gonads at the outset of study.

Keywords

Melatonin Male Lizard Recrudesce Gonad Testicular Regression Antigonadotrophic Effect 

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Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary J. Packard
    • 1
  • G. C. Packard
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Zoology and EntomologyColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA

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