First experimental evidence that proteins from femoral glands convey identity-related information in a lizard

@article{Mangiacotti2018FirstEE,
  title={First experimental evidence that proteins from femoral glands convey identity-related information in a lizard},
  author={M. Mangiacotti and Sofia Gaggiani and Alan Jioele Coladonato and S. Scali and M. Zuffi and R. Sacchi},
  journal={acta ethologica},
  year={2018},
  volume={22},
  pages={57-65}
}
Transferring identity-related information (IRI) to conspecifics may give advantage in effectively tuning intraspecific behaviour. Some lizard species use the secretions of specialized epidermal glands (femoral or cloacal) to convey IRI. Those secretions are made of lipids and proteins, the former been suggested to inform about signaller quality, the latter suspected to communicate IRI to conspecifics. Here, we tested the hypothesis that proteins broadcast IRI by analysing the movement patterns… Expand
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