Seasonal changes in testosterone and corticosterone levels in four social classes of a desert dwelling sociable rodent.

@article{Schradin2008SeasonalCI,
  title={Seasonal changes in testosterone and corticosterone levels in four social classes of a desert dwelling sociable rodent.},
  author={Carsten Schradin},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  year={2008},
  volume={53 4},
  pages={573-9}
}
Animals have to adjust their physiology to seasonal changes, in response to variation in food availability, social tactics and reproduction. I compared basal corticosterone and testosterone levels in free ranging striped mouse from a desert habitat, comparing between the sexes, breeding and philopatric non-breeding individuals, and between the breeding and the non-breeding season. I expected differences between breeders and non-breeders and between seasons with high and low food availability… CONTINUE READING