Seasonal Variation in Corticosterone Receptor Binding in Brain, Hippocampus, and Gonads in House Sparrows (Passer domesticus).

Romero, L. Michael.
Lattin, Christine R.
2013

Both baseline and stress-induced concentrations of corticosterone (CORT) vary seasonally in a predictable fashion in many wild birds. Hypotheses about why these patterns exist include the "behavior hypothesis," which predicts that animals will down-regulate stress-induced CORT when CORT-induced behaviors are too likely to cause reproductive failure; and the "preparative hypothesis," which posits t... read more

Subjects
House sparrow.
Glucocorticoids--Receptors.
Corticosterone.
Mineralocorticoids.
Animal behavior.
Tufts University. Department of Biology.
Permanent URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10427/009086
Original publication
Christine R. Lattin and L. Michael Romero (2013) Seasonal Variation in Corticosterone Receptor Binding in Brain, Hippocampus, and Gonads in House Sparrows (Passer domesticus). The Auk: October 2013, Vol. 130, No. 4, pp. 591-598. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/auk.2013.13043.
ID: tufts:17165
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