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Titolo:
Diversity and development of circadian rhythms in the European rabbit
Autore:
Jilge, B; Hudson, R;
Indirizzi:
Univ Ulm, Lab Anim Res Unit, D-89069 Ulm, Germany Univ Ulm Ulm Germany D-89069 lm, Lab Anim Res Unit, D-89069 Ulm, Germany Natl Autonomous Univ Mexico, Inst Biomed Res, Mexico City 04510, DF, Mexico Natl Autonomous Univ Mexico Mexico City DF Mexico 04510 04510, DF, Mexico
Titolo Testata:
CHRONOBIOLOGY INTERNATIONAL
fascicolo: 1, volume: 18, anno: 2001,
pagine: 1 - 26
SICI:
0742-0528(2001)18:1<1:DADOCR>2.0.ZU;2-Z
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
SUCKLING-ASSOCIATED AROUSAL; RUNNING ACTIVITY RHYTHMS; NIPPLE-SEARCH BEHAVIOR; FOOD-INTAKE PATTERN; NEWBORN RABBITS; LIGHT-DARK; ORYCTOLAGUS-CUNICULUS; INTRAOCULAR-PRESSURE; FUNCTIONAL-ANALYSIS; NOCTURNAL RODENTS;
Keywords:
circadian oscillators; light entrainment; feeding entrainment; nursing entrainment; development; mammals;
Tipo documento:
Review
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
128
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Jilge, B Univ Ulm, Lab Anim Res Unit, D-89069 Ulm, Germany Univ Ulm Ulm Germany D-89069 nim Res Unit, D-89069 Ulm, Germany
Citazione:
B. Jilge e R. Hudson, "Diversity and development of circadian rhythms in the European rabbit", CHRONOBIO I, 18(1), 2001, pp. 1-26

Abstract

Three main concerns underlie this review: 1)The need to draw together the widely dispersed information available on the circadian biology of the rabbit. Although the rabbit is a classic laboratory mammal, this extensive bodyof information is often overlooked by chronobiologists, and despite several advantages of this species. In terms of its general biology the rabbit isthe best studied laboratory mammal in the wild, it demonstrates a wide variety of robust circadian functions, and being a lagomorph, it provides a useful comparison with more commonly studied rodent species. 2) The need to more fully exploit a developmental approach to understanding circadian function, and the particular suitability of the rabbit for this. Female rabbits only visit their altricial young for a few minutes once every 24 h to nurse, and survival of the young depends on the tight circadian-controlled synchronization in behavior and physiology of the two parties. Patterns of circadian rhythmicity in neonatal pups associated with nursing do not form a smooth continuum into weaning and adult life, and may reflect the action of separate mechanisms operating in their own right. 3) Using information from the first two points, to emphasize the diversity and complexity of circadianrhythms underlying behavioral and physiological functions in adult and developing mammals. Information accruing on circadian functions in the rabbit makes it increasingly difficult to account for these in terms of one or tworegulatory mechanisms or "oscillators. " Thus, it is argued that in addition to the reductionist, molecular approaches currently dominating much of chronobiology, the study of circadian systems as emergent characteristics of whole organisms operating in complex environments merits special attention.

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