Maternal adjustment or constraint: differential effects of food availability on maternal deposition of macro‐nutrients, steroids and thyroid hormones in rock pigeon eggs

@inproceedings{Hsu2016MaternalAO,
  title={Maternal adjustment or constraint: differential effects of food availability on maternal deposition of macro‐nutrients, steroids and thyroid hormones in rock pigeon eggs},
  author={Bin‐Yan Hsu and Cornelis Dijkstra and Veerle M. Darras and Bonnie de Vries and Ton G G Groothuis},
  booktitle={Ecology and evolution},
  year={2016}
}
In oviparous species like birds, eggs provide the direct environment in which embryos are developing. Mothers may adjust different egg components in different ways in reaction to environmental cues either to adjust offspring development or because of constraints. In this study, we investigated the effects of food quality and quantity before and during egg laying on three different aspects of egg quality: macro-nutrients (egg and yolk mass), androgens (testosterone and androstenedione), and… CONTINUE READING
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