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Table 4 Effect of diurnal cycle on timing of oviposition by M. fasciolatus

From: Optimisation of an oviposition protocol employing human chorionic and pregnant mare serum gonadotropins in the Barred Frog Mixophyes fasciolatus (Myobatrachidae)

  Treatment Group/Number of ovipositions observed
Oviposition time (diurnal cycle) hCG only hCG and pituitary glands PMSG and hCG N
0 – 12 hours* 9 2 30 41
12 – 24 hours** 1 0 2 3
  1. Effect of diurnal cycle on timing of oviposition by M. fasciolatus. Data from Table 3. No significant effect of treatment group on timing of oviposition (p = 0.625); significant effect of stage of diurnal cycle on oviposition timing (p<0.0001). * 0–12 hours = 0:00–6:00 hr dark, 6:00–12:00 hr light; **12-24 hours = 12:00–18:00 hr light, 18:00–24:00 hr dark.