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The Hamster

Reproduction and Behavior

  • Harold I. Siegel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Origin of the Hamster

  3. Reproductive Endocrinology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Robert D. Lisk
      Pages 23-51
    3. Gilbert S. Greenwald
      Pages 53-72
    4. Andrzej Bartke
      Pages 73-98
    5. Russel J. Reiter
      Pages 99-118
  4. Social Behaviors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Robert E. Johnston
      Pages 121-154
    3. Lynwood G. Clemens, Jeffrey A. Witcher
      Pages 155-171
    4. C. Sue Carter
      Pages 173-189
    5. Harold I. Siegel
      Pages 191-206
    6. Harold I. Siegel
      Pages 207-228
    7. Charles W. Malsbury, Mario O. Miceli, Charles W. Scouten
      Pages 229-259
    8. Harold I. Siegel
      Pages 261-286
  5. Development and Individual Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Thomas A. Schoenfeld, Christiana M. Leonard
      Pages 289-321
    3. Lawrence P. Morin
      Pages 323-361
    4. Katarina T. Borer
      Pages 363-408
    5. Barbara L. Finlay, Claire A. Berian
      Pages 409-433
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 435-440

About this book

Introduction

viii The final section consists of a chapter on development by Thomas Schoenfeld and Christiana Leonard and three chapters devoted to functions of individuals. These in­ clude biological rhythms by Lawrence Morin, energy balance by Katarina Borer, and the visual and somatosensory systems by Barbara Finlay and Claire Berian. I am extremely delighted and proud to have played a role in this work and I wish to thank each contributor, Plenum Press (especially Kirk Jensen), Jay Rosenblatt, and the Rutgers University Research Council. In addition, I extend my thanks and my love to my family-Marilyn, Matt, Paul, Scott, and my mother and father, who taught me to appreciate animals. Harold I. Siegel Newark, New Jersey Contents I. Origin 0/ the Hamster Chapter 1 History of the Capture and Domestication of the Syrian Golden Hamster (Mesocricetus auratus Waterhouse) MICHAEL R. MURPHY 1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2. The Early Years: Discovery and Description. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 3. On the Road to Jerusalem: Capture and Breeding ................... 7 4. The Invasion of America: Dissemination and Proliferation . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 . 5. New Genes on the Line: A Reconnaissance Expedition to Aleppo ....... 17 6. Conclusion ................................................. 18 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . II. Reproductive Endocrinology Chapter 2 The Estrous Cycle ROBERT D. LISK 1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. Sexual Maturation-The First Estrous Cycle ....................... 24 2.1. The Ovary ............................................. 26 2.2. The Pituitary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 . . . . . . . . . . 2.3. The Brain ............................................. 31 3. Follicle Maturation and Ovulation ............................... 33 3.1. Time of Ovulation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 . . . . . . . . . 3.2. Ovarian Steroids and Ovulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 . . . . . .

Keywords

Adaptation anatomy animals behavior development endocrinology energy energy balance morphology nervous system ontogeny physiology reproduction social behavior system

Editors and affiliations

  • Harold I. Siegel
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Animal Behavior and Department of Psychology, University CollegeRutgers UniversityNewarkUSA

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