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Central nervous system regulation of gonadal development in the avian male.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11092343     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Many avian species, particularly domesticated ones used for egg and meat production, are photoperiodic. Research conducted over the past several years has revealed the neural components, neurotransmitters, neuromodulators, and gonadotropins that play an important role in responding to changes in day length. An ultimate effect of the neuroendocrine response of birds to light is gonadal development and production of fertilized eggs and young for the next generation. The main purpose of this paper is to address the major neural systems that have been shown to affect reproductive function in males. Potential areas of research that would help elucidate the mechanism of neural activation of gonadal function are suggested.
W J Kuenzel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Poultry science     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0032-5791     ISO Abbreviation:  Poult. Sci.     Publication Date:  2000 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-08     Completed Date:  2001-05-31     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401150     Medline TA:  Poult Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1679-88     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park 20742, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Central Nervous System / growth & development,  physiology*
Neurotransmitter Agents / physiology
Poultry / growth & development,  physiology*
Testis / growth & development*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Neurotransmitter Agents

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