Prolactin stress response does not predict brood desertion in a polyandrous shorebird

@article{Kosztolnyi2012ProlactinSR,
  title={Prolactin stress response does not predict brood desertion in a polyandrous shorebird},
  author={Andr{\'a}s Kosztol{\'a}nyi and Clemens K{\"u}pper and Olivier Chastel and Chantal S. Parenteau and {\'A}d{\'a}m Z Lendvai},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2012},
  volume={61},
  pages={734-740}
}
One of the fundamental principles of the life-history theory is that parents need to balance their resources between current and future offspring. Deserting the dependent young is a radical life-history decision that saves resources for future reproduction but that may cause the current brood to fail. Despite the importance of desertion for reproductive success, and thus fitness, the neuroendocrine mechanisms of brood desertion are largely unknown. We investigated two candidate hormones that… CONTINUE READING
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