Interactions between behavior and plasma steroids within the scramble mating system of the promiscuous green turtle, Chelonia mydas.

@article{Jessop1999InteractionsBB,
  title={Interactions between behavior and plasma steroids within the scramble mating system of the promiscuous green turtle, Chelonia mydas.},
  author={Tim S. Jessop and Nancy Nelson Fitzsimmons and Col J Limpus and Joan Margaret Whittier},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  year={1999},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={86-97}
}
We measured plasma androgen (combined testosterone and 5alpha-dihydrotestosterone) (A) and corticosterone (B) in the promiscuous green turtle (Chelonia mydas) during courtship in the southern Great Barrier Reef. This study examined if reproductive behaviors and intermale aggression induced behavioral androgen and adrenocortical responses in reproductively… CONTINUE READING