Androgen Correlates of Socially Induced Changes in the Electric Organ Discharge Waveform of a Mormyrid Fish

@article{Carlson2000AndrogenCO,
  title={Androgen Correlates of Socially Induced Changes in the Electric Organ Discharge Waveform of a Mormyrid Fish},
  author={B. Carlson and C. Hopkins and P. Thomas},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2000},
  volume={38},
  pages={177-186}
}
Weakly electric fish from the family Mormyridae produce pulsatile electric organ discharges (EODs) for use in communication. For many species, male EODs are seasonally longer in duration than those of females, and among males, there are also individual differences in EOD duration. While EOD elongation can be induced by the administration of exogenous androgens, androgen levels have never before been assessed under natural or seminatural conditions. By simulating the conditions occurring during… Expand
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