Does neonatal gonadectomy affect the sexual differentiation of quail?

Abstract

This experiment was designed to determine the contribution, if any, of posthatching gonadal hormones to sexual differentiation of behavior in Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica). Males and females were gonadectomized or sham-operated (controls) prior to age 7 days posthatching. At age 4-9 weeks controls were gonadectomized. All birds were then given… (More)

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