Plasma steroid hormone levels of female red-sided garter snakes, Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis: relationship to mating and gestation.

@article{Whittier1987PlasmaSH,
  title={Plasma steroid hormone levels of female red-sided garter snakes, Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis: relationship to mating and gestation.},
  author={Joan Margaret Whittier and Robert T. Mason and David M Crews},
  journal={General and comparative endocrinology},
  year={1987},
  volume={67 1},
  pages={33-43}
}
Plasma levels of progesterone (P), testosterone (T), estradiol (E2), and corticosterone (B) of female red-sided garter snakes were measured during the period of ovarian development. Differences in hormone levels were analyzed with respect to three factors: whether the female mated in the spring, ovarian condition, and time after emergence from hibernation. The influence of these three factors on steroid hormone levels of two groups of females were then compared. In experiment I, females were… CONTINUE READING