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Distribution of substance P reveals a novel subdivision in the hippocampus of parasitic South American cowbirds.

Abstract:

Parasitic cowbirds monitor potential hosts' nests and return to lay when appropriate, a task that is likely to involve spatial recall. Seasonal and sexual behavioral variations in the cowbirds correlate with anatomical changes in the hippocampal formation. During the breeding season, parasites have larger hippocampal formations than nonparasites. In parasitic species in which females alone perform nest bookkeeping, females have larger hippocampal formations than males. We investigated the dis...

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10.1002/cne.20915

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
The Journal of comparative neurology
Volume:
496
Issue:
5
Pages:
610-626
Publication date:
2006-06-05
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EISSN:
1096-9861
ISSN:
0021-9967
URN:
uuid:cdc7e27e-04b4-47e9-bfe3-285b145de6e8
Source identifiers:
209720
Local pid:
pubs:209720

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