Serum prolactin levels and crop-sac development in ring doves during a breeding cycle.

@article{Cheng1983SerumPL,
  title={Serum prolactin levels and crop-sac development in ring doves during a breeding cycle.},
  author={M F Cheng and Wolfgang Burke},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  year={1983},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={54-65}
}
Using a turkey prolactin radioimmunoassay, the serum prolactin levels of male and female ring doves (Streptopelia risoria) during the breeding cycle were measured and their circulating prolactin levels were compared to crop-sac weight on a within-bird basis. During the early phase of the incubation period, crop weight showed a delayed response to prolactin stimulation and there was no correlation; during the midincubation period when prolactin and crop-sac weight were increasing, there was a… CONTINUE READING

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