Hormonal response of male green anole lizards (Anolis carolinensis) to GnRH challenge.

  title={Hormonal response of male green anole lizards (Anolis carolinensis) to GnRH challenge.},
  author={Jerry F Husak and Duncan J. Irschick and Justin P. Henningsen and Kimberly S Kirkbride and Simon P Lailvaux and Ignacio Tom{\'a}s Moore},
  journal={Journal of experimental zoology. Part A, Ecological genetics and physiology},
  volume={311 2},
Circulating plasma levels of testosterone often differ among social classes of sexually mature males within a population, but the general physiological mechanisms underlying such differences remain unclear. Within sexually mature male green anole lizards (Anolis carolinensis), smaller "lightweight" males have on average relatively smaller heads, lower bite-forces, and lower testosterone levels compared with larger "heavyweight" males. We conducted gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH… CONTINUE READING

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