Effects of Light Intensity, Wavelength and Quanta on Gonads and Spleen of the Deer Mouse

@article{VRIEND1973EffectsOL,
  title={Effects of Light Intensity, Wavelength and Quanta on Gonads and Spleen of the Deer Mouse},
  author={JERRY VRIEND and JEAN K. Lauber},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1973},
  volume={244},
  pages={37-38}
}
LIGHT affects the activity of several endocrine organs of higher vertebrates. In birds the phenomenon usually requires a sufficiently long photoperiod, in some cases the response is intensity-dependent, and in others wavelength appears to be a key factor1–3. The gonads of birds maintained in red light weighed more than those of birds kept in blue or green light of the same intensity4–11. Not only the pituitary-gonadal axis, but also the adrenal cortex12, thyroid13 and pineal14 of birds are… CONTINUE READING

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