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    • Keywords

       

      Social stress; Bandicota bengalensis ; adrenals; liver; ascorbic acid; cholesterol

    • Abstract

       

      Social stress was induced inBandicota bengalensis by staging 10 min encounters in neutral area between male-male, male-female and residents-intruder male for 9 continuous days. On the 10th day changes in the weight, ascorbic acid, and cholesterol levels of liver were estimated. In submissive males, females of male-female encounter and intruders, adrenals hypertrophied. Liver weight remained unaltered. Ascorbic acid levels increased in both members of heterosexual pair, residents and intruder but decreased in subordinates compared to controls. Cholesterol increased in subordinate males and stressed females.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Shakunthala Sridhara1 T Somasekhar Elizabeth John2 M V V Subramanyam A Sundarabai

      1. Departments of Vertebrate Biology and Zoology, University of Agricultural Sciences, G.K.V.K. Campus, Bangalore - 560 065, India
      2. Departments of Biochemistry, University of Agricultural Sciences, G.K.V.K. Campus, Bangalore - 560 065, India
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