Change in photoperiodic cycle affects life span in a prosimian primate (Microcebus murinus).

@article{Perret1997ChangeIP,
  title={Change in photoperiodic cycle affects life span in a prosimian primate (Microcebus murinus).},
  author={Martine Perret},
  journal={Journal of biological rhythms},
  year={1997},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={136-45}
}
The lesser mouse lemur, a small prosimian primate, exhibits seasonal rhythms strictly controlled by photoperiodic variations. Exposure to day lengths shorter than 12 h results in complete sexual rest, fattening, lethargy, and reduced behavioral activities; whereas exposure to day lengths greater than 12 h induces sexual activity, an increase in behavioral activities, and high hormonal levels. The objective of this study was to test whether long-term acceleration of seasonal rhythms may affect… CONTINUE READING

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