Reproductive suppression and the seasonality of reproduction in the social Natal mole-rat (Cryptomys hottentotus natalensis).

@article{Oosthuizen2008ReproductiveSA,
  title={Reproductive suppression and the seasonality of reproduction in the social Natal mole-rat (Cryptomys hottentotus natalensis).},
  author={Maria K Oosthuizen and Nigel C Bennett and Heike Lutermann and Clive W. Coen},
  journal={General and comparative endocrinology},
  year={2008},
  volume={159 2-3},
  pages={236-40}
}
Natal mole-rats are social subterranean rodents which exhibit a reproductive division of labour. Reproduction is confined to a single breeding female and one or more males; the remainder of the colony members is reproductively suppressed by the presence of the breeding animals. Apart from the discovery that female Natal mole-rats are induced ovulators, little is known about the reproductive biology of this species. Natal mole-rats are closely related to common and highveld mole-rats, both of… CONTINUE READING