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dc.contributor.authorDixon, Wallace Clarken_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-01T18:34:16Z
dc.date.available2016-02-01T18:34:16Z
dc.date.issued1956
dc.date.submitted1956
dc.identifier.otherb14635434
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/14165
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--Boston Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractSeveral previous investigators have shown that the adrenal glands are much larger in wild Norway rats than in domesticated Norway rats. In order to determine whether such variations are peculiar to rats, or represent a generalization in nature, the adrenals were examined in other species of rodents. For this purpose the adrenals of white-feeted mice(Peromyscus-leucopus noveboracensis), house mice(Mus musculus domesticus), and Garworth Farms - W albino mice(Mus musculus domesticus) were compared. Furthermore, an attempt was made to determine the effect on adrenal structure when wild mice were confined in captivity or bred in captivity. Experimental procedures: All wild mice were caught in live traps either in homes or in and around the wooded areas of Metropolitan Boston. These traps were set in the evening and picked up the following morning. [TRUNCATED]en_US
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dc.publisherBoston Universityen_US
dc.rightsBased on investigation of the BU Libraries' staff, this work is free of known copyright restrictions.en_US
dc.titleComparative morphology of the adrenal glands of wild and domesticated mice and the effect of captivity on adrenal structure.en_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
etd.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US
etd.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
etd.degree.disciplineBiologyen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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