Arginine vasotocin facilitation of advertisement calling and call phonotaxis in bullfrogs.

@article{Boyd1994ArginineVF,
  title={Arginine vasotocin facilitation of advertisement calling and call phonotaxis in bullfrogs.},
  author={Sunny K. Boyd},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  year={1994},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={232-40}
}
Although the neuropeptide arginine vasotocin (AVT) is found in several auditory and vocalization regions of the bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) brain, its functions in these areas are unknown. We examined the effects of AVT injection on two auditory-evoked reproductive behaviors: advertisement calling in male bullfrogs and call phonotaxis in female bullfrogs. AVT (500 micrograms; intraperitoneal) significantly increased advertisement call frequency and decreased calling latency in male bullfrogs… CONTINUE READING
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