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Table 2 Duration of estrous cycles in the UCh female offspring (n = 10/group)

From: Variations in maternal care alter corticosterone and 17beta-estradiol levels, estrous cycle and folliculogenesis and stimulate the expression of estrogen receptors alpha and beta in the ovaries of UCh rats

Parameters UChA Offspring UChB Offspring
Estrous cycle duration (days) 4.00 ± 0.10 5.86 ± 0.30*
Frequency in proestrus (days) 5.30 ± 0.15 3.63 ± 0.15*
Frequency in estrus (days) 5.50 ± 0.16 4.83 ± 0.56
Frequency in metestrus (days) 0.70 ± 0.26 3.36 ± 0.43*
Frequency in diestrus (days) 9.50 ± 0.16 9.18 ± 0.67
  1. *p < 0.05. Student's t-test. Values are expressed as means ± SEM