Photoperiodic effects on pubertal maturation of spermatogenesis, pituitary responsiveness to exogenous GnRH, and expression of boar taint in crossbred boars.


Forty-eight weaned, winter-born crossbred males (average age of 42 days) were exposed to either a natural photoperiod (January-June at 60 degrees N, Control) or one of two artificial photoperiods (1400 lx) in light-sealed rooms. The Spring/Summer group was exposed to an artificial photoperiod simulating conditions from the vernal equinox (mid-March) to… (More)


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