Influence of neonatal androgen on the display of territorial marking behavior in the gerbil.

@article{Turner1975InfluenceON,
  title={Influence of neonatal androgen on the display of territorial marking behavior in the gerbil.},
  author={John W. Turner},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={1975},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={265-70}
}
The effect of the presence or absence of androgen during the neonatal period on territorial marking behavior in the Mongolian gerbil was studied. Scent marking frequency was 20-40 fold greater in males than in females. Gonadectomy depressed marking in males but not in females. Testosterone propionate (TP) therapy completely restored marking in male but increased marking in intact and ovariectomized females to only one fourth that in males. Genetic males castrated within 2 days postpartum did… CONTINUE READING