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Delay of onset of oviposition in pullets promoted by 6-methoxybenzoxazolinone.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4001059     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Single Comb White Leghorn pullets were used to determine the effects of 6-methoxy-2-benzoxazolinone (6-MBOA) and photoperiod on sexual maturity and egg production. Pullets were maintained on a constant 11L:13D photoperiod until 18 weeks of age and then were divided into two light-controlled chambers. Half the pullets in each chamber received a standard layer mash and the other half received the same diet supplemented with 6-MBOA (MB). Over the ensuing 21 days, the photoperiods were increased to 15L:9D in one chamber and 12L:12D in the other. Consumption of MB resulted in delayed sexual maturity and lower average egg production of those pullets when compared with pullets in the 15L:9D chamber. No significant difference between MB and C pullets was noted in the 12L:12D chamber. These results are similar to those obtained with pinealectomized quail and chickens.
J D Brake; J L McNaughton; R J Nachman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Poultry science     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0032-5791     ISO Abbreviation:  Poult. Sci.     Publication Date:  1985 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-07-25     Completed Date:  1985-07-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401150     Medline TA:  Poult Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  774-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Benzoxazoles / pharmacology*
Chickens / physiology*
Oviposition / drug effects*
Sexual Maturation / drug effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Benzoxazoles; 532-91-2/6-methoxybenzoxazolinone

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