Chapter 8. Photic Influences on the Developing Mammal

  1. David Evered Organizer and
  2. Sarah Clark
  1. Steven M. Reppert1,
  2. Marilyn J. Duncan1 and
  3. Bruce D. Goldman2

Published Online: 30 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470720981.ch8

Ciba Foundation Symposium 117 - Photoperiodism, Melatonin and the Pineal

Ciba Foundation Symposium 117 - Photoperiodism, Melatonin and the Pineal

How to Cite

Reppert, S. M., Duncan, M. J. and Goldman, B. D. (2008) Photic Influences on the Developing Mammal, 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.ch8

Author Information

  1. 1

    Laboratory of Developmental Chronobiology, Children's Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

  2. 2

    Boston, Massachusetts, and Worcester Foundation for Experimental, Biology, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA

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:

  • photic influences;
  • light-dark cycle;
  • retinohypothalamic pathway;
  • circadian clock;
  • suprachiasmatic nuclei

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Maternal Entrainment of the Developing Circadian System

  • Influence of the Prenatal Photoperiod on Sexual Maturation

  • Summary

  • References

  • Discussion

  • References