Corticosterone and corticosteroid binding globulin in birds: relation to urbanization in a desert city.

  title={Corticosterone and corticosteroid binding globulin in birds: relation to urbanization in a desert city.},
  author={H Bobby Fokidis and Miles Orchinik and Pierre Deviche},
  journal={General and comparative endocrinology},
  volume={160 3},
As cities expand worldwide, understanding how species adapt to novel urban habitats will become increasingly important to conservation. The adrenocortical stress response enables vertebrates to cope with novel environmental challenges to homeostasis. We examined total and estimates of free baseline and stress-induced corticosterone (CORT) concentrations and CORT binding globulin (CBG) levels in five passerine species within and around Phoenix, Arizona. We tested whether baseline and stress… CONTINUE READING


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