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Reproductive physiology of the female short-tailed field vole (Microtus agrestis) with special reference to ovarian function

Abstract:

The basic reproductive physiology of the vole has been little studied in the past, although its population dynamics have been extensively investigated. In this thesis the reproductive physiology of the adult female is considered.

The work was stimulated by a hypothesis put forward by Chitty and Austin (1957); that 3-4 day oestrous cycles (vaginal and behavioural) occurred in females living apart from strangers, but constant cornification and heat was present if strangers were mixed...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Department of Plant Sciences
Role:
Author
Publication date:
1968
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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601870173
Deposit date:
2015-03-25

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