Effect of photoperiod on body mass, food intake and body composition in the field vole, Microtus agrestis.

@article{Krl2005EffectOP,
  title={Effect of photoperiod on body mass, food intake and body composition in the field vole, Microtus agrestis.},
  author={Elżbieta Kr{\'o}l and Paula Redman and Peter J. Thomson and Ruth R E Williams and Claus-Dieter Mayer and Julian G Mercer and John R Speakman},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={208 Pt 3},
  pages={571-84}
}
Many small mammals respond to seasonal changes in photoperiod by altering body mass and adiposity. These animals may provide valuable models for understanding the regulation of energy balance. Here, we present data on the field vole (Microtus agrestis) - a previously uncharacterised example of photoperiod-induced changes in body mass. We examined the effect of increased day length on body mass, food intake, apparent digestive efficiency, body composition, de novo lipogenesis and fatty acid… CONTINUE READING