Habitat type influences endocrine stress response in the degu (Octodon degus).

  title={Habitat type influences endocrine stress response in the degu (Octodon degus).},
  author={Carolyn M Bauer and Nicholas K. Skaff and Andrew B Bernard and Jessica M. Trevino and Jacqueline Ho and L. Michael Romero and Luis A. Ebensperger and Loren Donald Hayes},
  journal={General and comparative endocrinology},
While many studies have examined whether the stress response differs between habitats, few studies have examined this within a single population. This study tested whether habitat differences, both within-populations and between-populations, relate to differences in the endocrine stress response in wild, free-living degus (Octodon degus). Baseline cortisol (CORT), stress-induced CORT, and negative feedback efficacy were measured in male and female degus from two sites and three habitats within… CONTINUE READING

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