Social influences on reproductive development and fertility in female Djungarian hamsters (Phodopus campbelli)

@article{Gudermuth1992SocialIO,
  title={Social influences on reproductive development and fertility in female Djungarian hamsters (Phodopus campbelli)},
  author={D. Gudermuth and W. R. Butler and R. Johnston},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={1992},
  volume={26},
  pages={308-329}
}
Social influences on the sexual maturation of female Djungarian hamsters were investigated in two experiments. In the first experiment females were housed from weaning with an adult male, by themselves, or with a weanling sister. Maturation was accelerated in females housed with males as indicated by younger age at first ovulation, increased rates of ovarian and uterine growth, and lower LH levels at some ages. Maturation was delayed in females housed with sisters compared to those housed alone… Expand
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