Sources of individual variation in plasma testosterone levels

Bart Kempenaers, Anne Peters, Katharina Foerster

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The steroid hormone testosterone (T) plays a central role in the regulation of breeding in males, because many physiological, morphological and behavioural traits related to reproduction are T dependent. Moreover, in many seasonally breeding vertebrates, male plasma T levels typically show a pronounced peak during the breeding season.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1711 - 1723
Number of pages13
JournalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Issue number1497
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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