volume 34, issue 2, P207-218 2003
DOI: 10.1076/brhm.34.2.207.14489
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Abstract: The seasonal adrenocortical cycle in the female soft-shelled turtle Lissemys p. punctata was investigated by examining the adrenal gland once a month throughout the year from gravimetric, histological, histochemical and biochemical standpoints. The adrenal gland weight, nuclear diameter, histochemically detected 3b-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase activity, corticosterone and RNA concentrations, and acid phosphatase and alkaline phosphatase activities began to increase from early summer (March-June), reached a pe…

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