In vitro progesterone production by maternal and embryonic tissues during gestation in the southern snow skink (Niveoscincus microlepidotus).

@article{Girling2003InVP,
  title={In vitro progesterone production by maternal and embryonic tissues during gestation in the southern snow skink (Niveoscincus microlepidotus).},
  author={Jane E. Girling and Susan Melanie Jones},
  journal={General and comparative endocrinology},
  year={2003},
  volume={133 1},
  pages={100-8}
}
The southern snow skink, Niveoscincus microlepidotus, has a protracted gestation, lasting approximately one year. Ovulation occurs in spring (November) and embryonic development is completed by early autumn (March); however, birth does not occur until the following spring. Previous studies have shown that plasma progesterone concentration peaks in preovulatory females (spring, October), remains high during early gestation, and decreases to basal by autumn. In vitro progesterone production by… CONTINUE READING

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