Effect of melatonin supplementation on the sexual development in European quail (Coturnix coturnix).

@article{Guyomarch2001EffectOM,
  title={Effect of melatonin supplementation on the sexual development in European quail (Coturnix coturnix).},
  author={Catherine Guyomarc'h and Sophie Lumineau and Berthe Vivien-Roels and J -P. Richard and S{\'e}bastien Der{\'e}gnaucourt},
  journal={Behavioural processes},
  year={2001},
  volume={53 1-2},
  pages={121-130}
}
At the end of their wintering phase, male European quails were exposed to a stimulation photoperiod of light/dark 12:12 h for 10 days to induce sexual development. A daily oral melatonin supplementation was then given to one group of treated males (N=11) and the alcohol solvent was given to a control group of males (N=10). These solutions were provided during the final 3 h of the photophase for 28 days, then during the final 4 h for 18 days. There were no significant differences between the two… CONTINUE READING

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