The development of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis in juvenile great tits.

@article{Silverin1996TheDO,
  title={The development of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis in juvenile great tits.},
  author={Bengt Silverin and Peter. Sharp},
  journal={General and comparative endocrinology},
  year={1996},
  volume={103 2},
  pages={150-66}
}
The development of the hypolamic-pituitary-gonadal axis in free-living nestling great tits (Parus major) was studied from the day of hatching until about 40 days of age. The hypothalamic content of GnRH was low during the entire nestling period, although a significant increase was noted between 6 and 9 days of age. Thereafter there was no further increase. The pituitary content of LH was low in 1- to 6-day-old nestlings, but increased significantly at 9 days of age; this increase was only… CONTINUE READING
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