Corticosterone : effects on feather quality and deposition into feathers

  title={Corticosterone : effects on feather quality and deposition into feathers},
  author={Susanne Jenni-Eiermann and Fabrice Helfenstein and Armelle Vallat and L. F. Jenni},
1. The concentration of the glucocorticoid hormone corticosterone (CORT) is increasingly used in ecology and conservation biology as an integratedmeasure of the historical record of an individual’s hypothalamo–pituitary– adrenal (HPA) activity during feather growth. However, where and how CORT is incorporated in feathers is incompletely known. 2. We therefore examined whether CORT is reliably measured with an enzyme immunoassay, where CORT is incorporated in the feather and where it affects… CONTINUE READING


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