Ovarian hormone: lack of effect on reproductive structures of female Asian musk shrews

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Science  19 Aug 1977:
Vol. 197, Issue 4305, pp. 782-784
DOI: 10.1126/science.887921


Uterine and vaginal weights and histologies are not altered by ovariectomy or estrogen treatment in the Asian musk shrew (Suncus murinus). In addition, ovariectomized shrews mate. Thus, the role of ovarian hormones in the control of the reproductive status of this species does not conform to the accepted mammalian pattern.

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