Arginine vasotocin increases calling-site acquisition by nonresident male grey treefrogs

@article{Semsar1998ArginineVI,
  title={Arginine vasotocin increases calling-site acquisition by nonresident male grey treefrogs},
  author={Katharine Semsar and Kurt F Klomberg and Catherine A. Marler},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1998},
  volume={56},
  pages={983-987}
}
Arginine vasotocin (AVT), a neuropeptide, appears to influence mating and aggressive behaviours of males classically thought to be controlled by testosterone. We examined the effects of AVT on the calling behaviour and competitive ability of the grey treefrog Hyla versicolor under natural field conditions. AVT increased the probability that males produced advertisement calls from a resident's calling site. Most intriguing, AVT increased an intruder male's ability to acquire calling sites from… Expand

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