The growth of the Mongolian gerbil, Meriones unguiculatus, from birth to maturity

Authors

  • M. L. Norris,

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    1. A.R.C. Unit of Reproductive Physiology and Biochemistry, University of Cambridge
      *307 Huntingdon Road, Cambridge. CB3 0JQ.
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  • C. E. Adams

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    1. A.R.C. Unit of Reproductive Physiology and Biochemistry, University of Cambridge
      *307 Huntingdon Road, Cambridge. CB3 0JQ.
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*307 Huntingdon Road, Cambridge. CB3 0JQ.

Abstract

Birthweights and sex of young were recorded in 357 litters of Mongolian gerbils, Meriones unguiculatus. The liveweights of individual young in 47 litters were recorded every 5 days up to 40 days of age and related to the number of young suckling. Growth curves are presented for both sexes from birth to 150 days of age.

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