Behavioral and physiological responses to experimentally elevated testosterone in female dark-eyed juncos (Junco hyemalis carolinensis).

@article{Zysling2006BehavioralAP,
  title={Behavioral and physiological responses to experimentally elevated testosterone in female dark-eyed juncos (Junco hyemalis carolinensis).},
  author={Devin A. Zysling and Timothy J. Greives and Creagh W. Breuner and Joseph M Casto and Gregory E Demas and Ellen D. Ketterson},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  year={2006},
  volume={50 2},
  pages={200-7}
}
Testosterone mediates the expression of many fitness-related traits in male vertebrates and is thought to account for numerous sex differences in trait expression. Testosterone is also secreted by females; however, far less is known regarding its effects on female physiology and behavior. Using a bird species in which the effects of testosterone on males are well characterized, the dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis), we tested whether an increase in exogenous testosterone in females would alter… CONTINUE READING

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