Studies on thyroids

Riddle, Oscar (May 1927) Studies on thyroids. Endocrinology, 11 (3). pp. 161-172.

DOI: 10.1210/endo-11-3-161


The results of four rather unusual kinds of study on the thyroid supply the basis for this discussion. Our studies have been made on doves and pigeons. These animals are peculiarly adapted to thyroid studies, since they feed exclusively upon the same dry grains throughout the year, and from them the complete reproductive history of all individuals is readily obtained. Seasonal Variations of Thyroid Size The data obtained by Riddle and Fisher (1925) show that in three kinds of pigeons the thyroid notably and promptly enlarges in autumn and winter and becomes smallest in summer; a decrease in size begins promptly with the appearance of warmer external temperature in the early months of spring. It was shown in the paper cited that this result was obtained on material practically free from the complicating effects of diet, care, locality, race, age, length or degree of confinement, health, and body size of the animals examined.

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > protein structure, function, modification > protein types > hormones > thyroid hormone
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Communities: Station for Experimental Evolution at Cold Spring Harbor
Depositing User: Elizabeth Pessala
Date: May 1927
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2016 19:55
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2016 15:29

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