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Science China Life Sciences

, Volume 61, Issue 5, pp 607–609 | Cite as

Photoperiodic refractoriness in energy balance: a specific pattern in Mongolian gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus)

  • Wei Yao
  • Dehua Wang
  • Xueying Zhang
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Acknowledgements

The authors thank all the members of the Animal Physiological Ecology Group for their critical reading of the manuscript. This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31470474, 31472006, 31372211).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Integrated Management of Pest Insects and Rodents, Institute of ZoologyChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Institute of Health SciencesAnhui UniversityHefeiChina
  3. 3.University of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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