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Sex, stress and social status: patterns in fecal testosterone and glucocorticoid metabolites in male Ethiopian wolves.

Abstract:

Ethiopian wolves, Canis simensis, live in large multi-male family packs, where males are philopatric and do not disperse. Within a pack, mating and breeding is largely monopolized by the dominant male and female, although extra-pack copulations are common, and subordinate males may sire pups in neighboring packs. Regardless of paternity, all males in a pack help rear the pups. We non-invasively studied patterns in fecal testosterone and glucocorticoid metabolite concentrations using radioimmu...

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10.1016/j.ygcen.2012.07.016

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van Kesteren, F More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Macdonald, DW More by this author
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Journal:
General and comparative endocrinology
Volume:
179
Issue:
1
Pages:
30-37
Publication date:
2012-10-05
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EISSN:
1095-6840
ISSN:
0016-6480
URN:
uuid:97e077b1-eab0-43bf-ae90-848bfde1c09e
Source identifiers:
344245
Local pid:
pubs:344245

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