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Biphasic follicular growth in the guinea-pig oestrous cycle.
  • K. Bland
  • Biology, Medicine
    Journal of reproduction and fertility
  • 1 September 1980
Follicular growth in the normal oestrous cycle of the guinea-pig is biphasic. The first wave of follicular growth culminates on Days 10--11 while the second wave ends in ovulation.
Olfactory and vomeronasal chemoreception and the discrimination of oestrous and non-oestrous ewe urine odours by the ram.
It is demonstrated that odour access to the VNO is not necessary for adult rams to discriminate between oestrous and non-oestrous ewe urine odours, and chemoreceptors mediating this discrimination are located intranasally, probably in the main olfactory epithelium.
Discrimination between the odours of fresh oestrous and non-oestrous ewe urine by rams
It is demonstrated that rams are able to differentiate between sexually receptive and non-receptive ewes on the basis of differences in urine odour.
Seasonality and reproduction in wild-living cats in Scotland
The variation observed in the sample of wild-living cats reported here, suggested that reproduction was neither strictly seasonal nor outside the range observed in some feral cat populations.
Calcium action potentials in unfertilized eggs of mice and hamsters.
It is concluded that the plasma membranes of mouse and hamster eggs have voltage-dependent calcium channels and that action potentials could be evoked in eggs bathed in sodium-free solution or in normal solution containing tetrodotoxin.
Tom-cat odour and other pheromones in feline reproduction
  • K. Bland
  • Biology
    Veterinary Science Communications
  • 2005
The function and suppression of urine ‘spraying’ by cats is discussed as also is the source of tom-cat odour, and the available data suggests that valeric acid may function as a female/female pheromone in cats by inducing or facilitating oestrus.
Name-bearing types of butterflies (Lepidoptera, Papilionoidea), in the National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh.
  • K. Bland
  • Medicine, Biology
  • 18 February 2019
This article documents 91 species-group names of Butterflies (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea) for which either primary or secondary type material is present in the collections of the National Museums of
Levels of prostaglandin F2α in the uterine venous blood of sheep during the oestrous cycle
Investigation of the concentration of prostaglandin F2α in uterine venous blood estimate in sheep during the oestrous cycle finds its release may well account for the luteolytic action of the uterus.
Catecholamine transmitter for salivary secretion in the cockroach.
The results reported here favour a role in salivary gland cells in the cockroach of 5-hydroxytryptamine, which was previously attributed to 5-HT.