Leptin Manipulation Reduces Appetite and Causes a Switch in Mating Preference in the Plains Spadefoot Toad (Spea bombifrons)

@inproceedings{Garcia2015LeptinMR,
  title={Leptin Manipulation Reduces Appetite and Causes a Switch in Mating Preference in the Plains Spadefoot Toad (Spea bombifrons)},
  author={Nicholas W. Garcia and Karin S Pfennig and Sabrina S Burmeister},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
Condition- or context-dependent mate choice occurs when females modify their mate preferences depending on their internal or external environment. While the ecological and evolutionary factors that favor the evolution of such plasticity are emerging, relatively little is known of the mechanisms underlying such choice. Here we evaluated whether leptin, a… CONTINUE READING