Multiple mechanisms of phenotype development in the bluehead wrasse.

  title={Multiple mechanisms of phenotype development in the bluehead wrasse.},
  author={Katharine A Semsar and J. B. Godwin},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  volume={45 5},
Despite having detailed information on mechanisms mediating sex-typical behavior in many species, we have little understanding of whether the same mechanisms regulate these behaviors when they are performed in the same species under different social contexts. In the five field experiments of this study of bluehead wrasses (Thalassoma bifasciatum), a sex-changing fish, we examined the roles of arginine vasotocin (AVT) and the potent teleost androgen 11-ketotestosterone (11KT) in mediating sexual… CONTINUE READING

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