Microevolution of neuroendocrine mechanisms regulating reproductive timing in Peromyscus leucopus.

@article{Heideman2009MicroevolutionON,
  title={Microevolution of neuroendocrine mechanisms regulating reproductive timing in Peromyscus leucopus.},
  author={Paul Heideman and Julian Thomas Pittman},
  journal={Integrative and comparative biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={49 5},
  pages={550-62}
}
A key question in the evolution of life history and in evolutionary physiology asks how reproductive and other life-history traits evolve. Genetic variation in reproductive control systems may exist in many elements of the complex inputs that can affect the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) or reproductive axis. Such variation could include numbers and other traits of secretory cells, the amount and pattern of chemical message released, transport and clearance mechanisms, and the number and… CONTINUE READING

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