Acceleration of sexual maturation in female rats by male stimulation

in Reproduction


In comparison to controls reared in isolation, female rats reared in the presence of an adult male from weaning attained puberty 5 days earlier when living in groups or almost 9 days earlier when living singly with a male. Accelerated sexual development occurred in the absence of accelerated physical growth.

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