Body weight changes throughout pregnancy in the common marmoset Callithrix jacchus.

  • Simon Lunn
  • Published 1983 in
    Folia primatologica; international journal of…


Adult female common marmosets were weighed weekly for periods of 6-30 months. Of 27 animals, 25 were pregnant at some stage of the investigation. Patterns of body weight change throughout singleton, twin and triplet pregnancies were obtained and compared. Maternal weight increase was dependent on the number of young in utero; however, little or no change in… (More)


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