The Hamster pp 155-171 | Cite as

Sexual Differentiation and Development

  • Lynwood G. Clemens
  • Jeffrey A. Witcher


The golden hamster provides an important model for the study of development. With a short gestation of only 16 days, the investigator is provided with a rapidly developing organism. In some cases, processes that take place prenatally in other animals occur postnatally in the hamster.


Sexual Differentiation Golden Hamster Gonadal Hormone Vaginal Secretion Wolffian Duct 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lynwood G. Clemens
    • 1
  • Jeffrey A. Witcher
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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