Food availability, energetic constraints and reproductive development in a wild seasonally breeding songbird

@inproceedings{Davies2015FoodAE,
  title={Food availability, energetic constraints and reproductive development in a wild seasonally breeding songbird},
  author={Scott Davies and Thomas Cros and D Richard and Simone L. Meddle and Kazuyoshi Tsutsui and Pierre Deviche},
  booktitle={Functional ecology},
  year={2015}
}
In many organisms, food availability is a proximate cue that synchronizes seasonal development of the reproductive system with optimal environmental conditions. Growth of the gonads and secondary sexual characteristics is orchestrated by the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis. However, our understanding of the physiological mechanisms by which food availability modulates activity of the HPG axis is limited.It is thought that many factors, including energetic status, modulate seasonal… CONTINUE READING
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