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Testosterone Upregulates Lipoprotein Status to Control Sexual Attractiveness in a Colorful Songbird

A salient feature of many secondary sexual characteristics in animals is that their expression is controlled by sex-steroid hormones. However, for only a few types of ornaments do we know the precise molecular mechanism by which androgens like testosterone (T) enhance trait production. We studied... Full description

1st Person: McGraw, Kevin J.
Additional Persons: Correa, Stephanie M. verfasserin; Adkins-Regan, Elizabeth verfasserin
Source: in Behavioral ecology and sociobiology Vol. 60, No. 2 (2006), p. 117-122
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 2006
Keywords: research-article
Androgen
Carotenoid pigmentation
Cholesterol
Flutamide
Plasma carotenoids
Sexual selection
Taeniopygia guttata
Zebra finch
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