Androgen and gonadotropin effects on male mate calls in South African clawed frogs, Xenopus laevis.

@article{Wetzel1983AndrogenAG,
  title={Androgen and gonadotropin effects on male mate calls in South African clawed frogs, Xenopus laevis.},
  author={Daniel M. Wetzel and Darcy B Kelley},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  year={1983},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={388-404}
}
Mate calling is a prominent reproductive behavior of male South African clawed frogs. Calls consist of alternating slow- and fast-amplitude-modulated trills. Each trill is made up of a series of clicks. The effects of administration of exogenous gonadotropin and androgen on mate calling were studied in male Xenopus laevis. Males were paired with unreceptive female frogs to elicit maximal calling. The amount of time each animal spent calling during the testing period, the peak fundamental… CONTINUE READING

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