Dominance rank and reproductive maturation in male rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta).

@article{Bercovitch1993DominanceRA,
  title={Dominance rank and reproductive maturation in male rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta).},
  author={Fred B. Bercovitch},
  journal={Journal of reproduction and fertility},
  year={1993},
  volume={99 1},
  pages={113-20}
}
The timing of reproductive maturation in females has been linked to differences in dominance status and exposure to males, but less information is available regarding the effect of dominance rank and exposure to females on the pace of reproductive maturation in males. A two-year study of a cohort of nine male rhesus macaques was undertaken to document potential social factors influencing variation in rates of reproductive maturation. The males lived in a large heterosexual group housed in a 0.3… CONTINUE READING

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