Endocrine mediation of vertebrate male alternative reproductive tactics: the next generation of studies.

@article{Knapp2003EndocrineMO,
  title={Endocrine mediation of vertebrate male alternative reproductive tactics: the next generation of studies.},
  author={Rosemary Knapp},
  journal={Integrative and comparative biology},
  year={2003},
  volume={43 5},
  pages={658-68}
}
In many species of animals, males may achieve reproductive success via one of several alternative reproductive tactics. Over the past decade or so, there has been a concerted effort to investigate endocrine mechanisms that underlie such discrete behavioral (and often morphological) variation. In vertebrates, the first generation of studies focused on potential organizational or activational effects of steroid hormones (Moore, 1991; Moore et al., 1998). Some of these studies have made it clear… CONTINUE READING