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Linking plasma sex steroid hormone levels to the condition of external genitalia in European badgers (Meles meles): A critical evaluation of traditional field methodology

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Field biologists often rely on examination of external genitalia as a proxy for mammalian reproductive condition. In seasonally breeding European badgers, scrotal testes are used as an indicator of spermatogenesis, while a pink and swollen vulva with mucosal secretion is assumed to indicate oestrus. Systematic validation of these assumptions is lacking. Here we analysed sex steroid hormones from plasma samples collected from sexually mature adults during the winter mating season, the spring p...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.mambio.2018.09.007

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
Role:
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
Role:
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-0607-9373
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Poleberry Foundation
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Buesching, C
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Name:
Indonesia Endowment for Education
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Sugianto, N
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Name:
People’s Trust for Endangered Species
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Mammalian Biology More from this journal
Volume:
93
Pages:
97-108
Publication date:
2018-09-26
Acceptance date:
2018-09-20
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EISSN:
1618-1476
ISSN:
1616-5047
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pubs:926397
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uuid:8a498795-16a0-49ee-8930-72c55f9aff54
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926397
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2018-10-11

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