Fetal androgens and sexual mimicry in spotted hyaenas (Crocuta crocuta).

  title={Fetal androgens and sexual mimicry in spotted hyaenas (Crocuta crocuta).},
  author={M. Lindeque and John D. Skinner},
  journal={Journal of reproduction and fertility},
  volume={65 2},
Sexual differentiation of the Müllerian duct system and gonad in female fetuses conformed to the general mammalian pattern, whereas the external genital anlage in male and female fetuses developed into the male facies. Interstitial cells occurred in the primary germinal cords of both male and female fetal gonads and are suggested to be the source of androgen production in spotted hyaena fetuses. Maternal transfer of androgens to the fetus via the placenta was negligible. Male fetuses had higher… CONTINUE READING


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