volume 78, issue 1, P77-86 2006
DOI: 10.1590/s0001-37652006000100009
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Abstract: ABSTRACTMammalian seasonalmolting and color change are known to be influenced by photoperiod changes. Calomys laucha, a South American rodent, exhibits seasonal pelage color change; however, unlike Northern hemisphere rodents, which present a gray or brown color during summer and a whitish color during winter, C. laucha pelage changes from an orange color during summer to a dark gray color during winter. Animals maintained for over a year in stationary photoperiod (LD 12:12h, 22 • C) presented orange pelage …

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