Interaction between thermal environments and hormones affecting skin-shedding frequency in the tokay (Gekko gecko) (Gekkonidae, Lacertilia).

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Effects of thyroidectomy and/or hypophysectomy on the skin-shedding frequency (SF) in the tokay Gekko gecko and of thyroid hormones on the oxygen consumption (OCR) at various temperature regimes have been determined. Surgery invariably protracted the cycle length, thus decreasing SF; the extent of these changes was temperature dependent, the higher the… (More)

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@article{Chiu1986InteractionBT, title={Interaction between thermal environments and hormones affecting skin-shedding frequency in the tokay (Gekko gecko) (Gekkonidae, Lacertilia).}, author={Kin Chiu and James S. K. Sham and Paul F A Maderson and Arik Zucker}, journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. A, Comparative physiology}, year={1986}, volume={84 2}, pages={345-51} }