Maternal plasma and egg yolk testosterone concentrations during embryonic development in green anoles (Anolis carolinensis).

@article{Lovern2001MaternalPA,
  title={Maternal plasma and egg yolk testosterone concentrations during embryonic development in green anoles (Anolis carolinensis).},
  author={Matthew B. Lovern and Juli Wade},
  journal={General and comparative endocrinology},
  year={2001},
  volume={124 2},
  pages={226-35}
}
Sex steroids of presumably maternal origin have been found in avian, crocodilian, and chelonian egg yolks, and they can affect offspring morphology and behavior. The present study reports testosterone (T) levels to which embryos are potentially exposed in the green anole (Anolis carolinensis), a lizard with genotypic sex determination. We documented plasma and yolk T concentrations in adult females, in their developing follicles and eggs, and in freshly oviposited and incubating eggs. Plasma T… CONTINUE READING