Lactation in male fruit bats

  title={Lactation in male fruit bats},
  author={Charles M. Francis and Edythe L. P. Anthony and Jennifer A. Brunton and Thomas H. Kunz},
Obituary: Thomas Henry Kunz (1938–2020)
Dr. Thomas Henry Kunz (Fig. 1), an internationally recognized expert on the ecology and behavior of bats and Professor at Boston University, passed away on 13 April 2020 in Dedham, Massachusetts, atExpand
A 100-Year Review: Mammary development and lactation.
  • R. Akers
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of dairy science
  • 2017
The explosion of tools and techniques has driven an almost overwhelming evaluation of cellular and molecular functions in the mammary gland and other tissues, and scientists can now better appreciate the difficulty of the dairy farmer seeking to process DHIA or Dairy Comp 305 data, milking data, weights, feeding reports, pedometer readings, or genomic evaluations. Expand
Prenatal Mammary Gland Development in the Mouse: Research Models and Techniques for Its Study from Past to Present.
  • J. Veltmaat
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Methods in molecular biology
  • 2017
This review describes embryonic Mammary gland development in mouse only, and lists mouse models that have been examined for defects in embryonic mammary development, and illustrated how generic molecular biology and biochemistry techniques can be combined with older, developmental biology techniques, to address relevant research questions. Expand
Sexual Dimorphism of Parental Care: From Genes to Behavior.
It is suggested that a more comprehensive understanding of the underlying mechanisms can be achieved by expanding the methodological toolbox, applying ethologically relevant approaches such as nontraditional wild-derived animal models and complex seminatural experimental set-ups. Expand
The neurobiology of parenting: A neural circuit perspective
Recent insights into the neural circuits underlying a particularly fascinating and important form of social interaction, that of parental care, are reviewed to help understand the neural basis of parenting in a variety of animal species, including humans. Expand
—The mammal fauna of Palawan Island, Philippines is here documented to include 58 native species plus four non-native species, with native species in the families Soricidae (2 species), TupaiidaeExpand
Contribution of regenerated forest in conservation of bats in Peninsular Malaysia.
The diversity of chiropterans in generated forest was high and was underestimated because of lack of information on those high flier species in and above canopy levels. Expand
Differential Expression of Serotonin, Tryptophan Hydroxylase and Monoamine Oxidase A in the Mammary Gland of the Myotis velifer Bat
The gross and histological anatomy of the mammary gland of M. velifer is described and an increased expression of serotonergic components during lactation is found, indicating that elements of theserotonergic system may play an important role in lactation in this species of bat in a way similar to that of other mammal species. Expand
Energy Costs of Reproduction
In addition to the physiological costs of reproduction, this article describes how some mammals may expend energy to provide behavioral forms of parental care (including paternal and alloparental care); however field data quantifying these activities are severely lacking, so their costs are rarely included in studies on reproductive energetics. Expand


Why don't male mammals lactate?
  • M. Daly
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of theoretical biology
  • 1979
Abstract Why has male lactation never evolved? This question is discussed with attention to (a) the physiological and ontogenetic modifications that such an evolutionary development would require,Expand
Sex, evolution, and behavior
Natural selection. Fitness. The animal as strategist. Why sex? Sexual selection: competing for mates. Sexual selection: mate chioce. Comparative reproduction strategies. Life history strategy. SexExpand
Effect of Increased Levels of Ovarian Hormones and Duration of Treatment on the Experimental Induction of Growth of the Cow's Udder,
Mammary gland growth was induced experimentally by daily injection of 200mg. Expand
Lactation induced by luteotrophin in women with mammary cancer; growth of the breast of the human male following estrogenic treatment.
Luteotrophin induced the secretion of small amounts of milk in a group of women with mammary cancer and in a number of healthy women as well, and, in addition, in two human males to whom estrogenic substances had been administered for therapeutic purposes. Expand