Elevated yolk androgen levels and the expression of multiple sexually selected male characters

@article{Mller2009ElevatedYA,
  title={Elevated yolk androgen levels and the expression of multiple sexually selected male characters},
  author={Wendt M{\"u}ller and Marcel Eens},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2009},
  volume={55},
  pages={175-181}
}
Maternal hormones in bird eggs modulate not only offspring development, but recently it has also been shown that these effects can persist into adult life. A number of long-lasting effects concern traits of which the expression or development is modulated by androgens. This suggests that the nature of yolk hormone-mediated maternal effects may be organizational. Maternal androgens may therefore play an important role in sexual selection, since the expression of sexually selected male characters… CONTINUE READING
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