Development of prolactin levels in marmoset males: From adult son to first-time father

@article{Schradin2004DevelopmentOP,
  title={Development of prolactin levels in marmoset males: From adult son to first-time father},
  author={Carsten Schradin and Gustl Anzenberger},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2004},
  volume={46},
  pages={670-677}
}
Previous studies have found a clear relationship between prolactin (prl) and paternal care in various vertebrate taxa. In New World monkeys, it has been demonstrated in several species that fathers have high prolactin levels even during periods without infant rearing. In this study, we followed the reproductive careers of common marmoset males as they transitioned from being an adult son within their native family to fathering their own offspring for the first time. Specifically, we examined… CONTINUE READING
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