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      Influence of Pineal Gland on Spermatogenesis of Toad (Bufo melanostictus)

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      Hormone Research in Paediatrics

      S. Karger AG

      Spermatogenesis, Pinealectomy, Hibernation, Breeding season, Pineal gland

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          The relationship between the pineal gland and testes of the toad was investigated in breeding and hibernating seasons. Pinealectomy increased spermatogenesis in hibernating toads but it failed to exert any effect during the breeding season. The pineals were found to be active during hibernation and atrophied in the breeding season. It is speculated that the cyclic pineal activity might be responsible for the seasonal variation of spermatogenesis in the toad.

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          HRE
          Horm Res Paediatr
          10.1159/issn.1663-2818
          Hormone Research in Paediatrics
          S. Karger AG
          1663-2818
          1663-2826
          1984
          1984
          26 November 2008
          : 19
          : 3
          : 200-204
          Affiliations
          Histology Laboratory, Department of Physiology, University of Calcutta, College of Science, Calcutta, India
          Article
          179888 Horm Res 1984;19:200–204
          10.1159/000179888
          6714933
          © 1984 S. Karger AG, Basel

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