Neither testosterone levels nor aggression decrease when the male Mongolian gerbil (<ce:italic>Meriones unguiculatus</ce:italic>) displays paternal behavior

@article{Juana2010NeitherTL,
  title={Neither testosterone levels nor aggression decrease when the male Mongolian gerbil (<ce:italic>Meriones unguiculatus</ce:italic>) displays paternal behavior},
  author={Luis Juana and V{\'a}zquez-Gayt{\'a}n B{\'a}rbara and Mart{\'i}nez-Torres Mart{\'i}n and Carmona Agust{\'i}n and Ramos-Blancas Guillermo and Ort{\'i}z Guadalupe},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2010},
  volume={57},
  pages={271-275}
}
The first studies that correlated mammalian paternal behavior and testosterone levels indicated that the concentration of this steroid hormone decreases when males exhibit paternal care. However, recent studies have also shown that testosterone levels do not decrease when males display paternal behavior. In this study, we measured testosterone levels in plasma throughout the reproductive cycle of the Mongolian gerbil. Testosterone concentrations were correlated with paternal care as well as… CONTINUE READING
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