Circadian nature of the photoperiodic clock in Japanese quail

The photoperiodic clock in quail (Coturnix colurnix japonica) is based upon a rhythm of photoinducibility (Øi) but the extent to which this rhythm is circadian remains unclear. Two types of experiment investigated this situation. In the first, gonadectomized quail were adapted to live in periods of darkness by training them on a schedule containing one… CONTINUE READING