Endocrine control of clutch size in reptiles. VII. Compensatory ovarian hypertrophy following unilateral ovariectomy in Sceloporus occidentalis

Richard E. Jones, Kevin T. Fitzgerald, Richard R. Tokarz

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Abstract

Unilateral ovariectomy (removal of the left ovary) was performed on adult female Sceloporus occidentalis with quiescent ovaries. These animals, along with those that were sham-operated, were then placed in an environmental regimen (14L, 34°; 10D, 25°) that stimulated ovarian growth. Unilateral ovariectomy produced compensatory ovarian hypertrophy, which involved a doubling of the number of vitellogenic follicles and a slight increase in the number of previtellogenic follicles in the remaining ovary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-160
Number of pages4
JournalGeneral and Comparative Endocrinology
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Endocrinology

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