Chapter 7. Photoperiodism in Birds

  1. David Evered Organizer and
  2. Sarah Clark
  1. B. K. Follett,
  2. R. G. Foster and
  3. T. J. Nicholls

Published Online: 30 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470720981.ch7

Ciba Foundation Symposium 117 - Photoperiodism, Melatonin and the Pineal

Ciba Foundation Symposium 117 - Photoperiodism, Melatonin and the Pineal

How to Cite

Follett, B. K., Foster, R. G. and Nicholls, T. J. (1985) Photoperiodism in Birds, in Ciba Foundation Symposium 117 - Photoperiodism, Melatonin and the Pineal (eds D. Evered and S. Clark), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470720981.ch7

Author Information

  1. A FRC Research Grou on Photoperiodism & Reproduction, Department of Zoology, University of Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1UG, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1985

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780272798218

Online ISBN: 9780470720981

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Keywords:

  • photoperiodism;
  • circadian rhythms;
  • melatonin;
  • photoperiodic light;
  • retinas

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • The Pineal Gland, Melatonin and the Photoperiodic Response in Birds

  • The Brain Photoreceptors Involved in the Photoperiodic Response

  • The Subsequent Photoneuroendocrine Response

  • References

  • Discussion

  • References

  • General discussion I

  • Local and Cellular Actions of Melatonin

  • Light Sensitivity and Melatonin Synthesis

  • References