photorefractoriness

photorefractoriness

the state of being refractory to the stimulus of light; an important feature of sexual non-receptivity in some species.
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Plasma prolactin and gonadotrophins during gonadal development and the onset of photorefractoriness in male and female starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) on artificial photoperiods.
Photoperiodic control of the development of the LHRH neurosecretory system of European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) during puberty and the onset of photorefractoriness.
Thyroxine treatment induces changes in Hypothalamic gonadotrophin-releasing hormone characteristic of photorefractoriness In starlings (Sturnus vulgaris).
Changes in brain GnRH associated with photorefractoriness in house sparrows (Passerdomesticus).
Thyroxine induces photorefractoriness and stimulates prolactin secretion in European starlings (Sturnusvulgaris).
Thyroidectomy prevents the development of Photorefractoriness and the associated rise in plasma prolactinin starlings.
Photorefractoriness in birds--photoperiodic and non-photoperiodic control.
Evolution of environmental cue response mechanism: adaptive variation in photorefractoriness.
Tests of absolute photorefractoriness in four species of cardueline finch that differ in reproductive schedule.
Hypothalamic Pro-GnRHGAP, GnRH-I and GnRH-II during the onset of photorefractoriness in the White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys gambelii).
Hypothalamic GnRH-I and its precursor during photorefractoriness onset in freeliving male Dark-eyed Juncos (Junco hyemalis) of different year classes.