Master's Theses

Date of Award

Fall 1985

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Biology

Advisor

Dr. Eugene Flaherty

Abstract

The relationship of the annual lipid cycle of Peromyscus leucopus to sex, reproductive status, and environmental conditions was evaluated. The lipid index, as g fat/g fat-free dry weight (FFDW), indicated significant differences among months in both sexes. The highest and lowest levels of lipids were in winter and late spring, respectively. Seasonal variations in levels of lipids probably were due to reproductive activities in both males and females and physiological changes in preparation for and in response to the prolonged cold temperatures of winter.

Rights

Copyright 1985 Nancy Hilscher Short

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