Corticosterone in ovo modifies aggressive behaviors and reproductive performances through alterations of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis in the chicken.

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Exposure to excess glucocorticoids during embryonic development affects offspring reproduction and suppresses the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis in mammals. However, whether corticosterone (CORT) causes similar effects in the chicken remains unclear. In the present study, we injected low (0.2μg) and high (1μg) doses of CORT in ovo before… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2014.02.013

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@article{Ahmed2014CorticosteroneIO, title={Corticosterone in ovo modifies aggressive behaviors and reproductive performances through alterations of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis in the chicken.}, author={Abdelkareem Abdallah Ahmed and Wenqiang Ma and Yingdong Ni and Song Wang and Ruqian Zhao}, journal={Animal reproduction science}, year={2014}, volume={146 3-4}, pages={193-201} }