Rank-related maternal effects of androgens on behaviour in wild spotted hyaenas

@article{Dloniak2006RankrelatedME,
  title={Rank-related maternal effects of androgens on behaviour in wild spotted hyaenas},
  author={Stephanie M. Dloniak and Jeffrey A. French and Kay E. Holekamp},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2006},
  volume={440},
  pages={1190-1193}
}
Within any hierarchical society, an individual's social rank can have profound effects on its health and reproductive success, and rank-related variation in these traits is often mediated by variation in endocrine function. [] Key Result Furthermore, both male and female cubs born to mothers with high concentrations of androgens in late pregnancy exhibit higher rates of aggression and mounting behaviour than cubs born to mothers with lower androgen concentrations. Both behaviours are strongly affected in…

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