Organizational and activational androgens, lemur social play, and the ontogeny of female dominance

@article{Grebe2019OrganizationalAA,
  title={Organizational and activational androgens, lemur social play, and the ontogeny of female dominance},
  author={Nicholas M. Grebe and Courtney L. Fitzpatrick and Katherine C B Sharrock and Anne P. Starling and Christine M. Drea},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2019},
  volume={115}
}
The role of androgens in shaping "masculine" traits in males is a core focus in behavioral endocrinology, but relatively little is known about an androgenic role in female aggression and social dominance. In mammalian models of female dominance, including the ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta), links to androgens in adulthood are variable. We studied the development of ring-tailed lemurs to address the behavioral basis and ontogenetic mechanisms of female dominance. We measured behavior and serum… Expand
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