Hormonally mediated maternal effects shape offspring survival potential in stressful environments


In most egg-laying vertebrates, maternal responses to stressful conditions are translated into the release of glucocorticoid hormones such as cortisol, which are then transmitted to their developing embryos. Although such maternally transmitted hormonal resources have been shown to influence or even interfere with the optimal developmental trajectories of… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00442-009-1335-8

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