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Testosterone and Pair Bonding in Females

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Zoology, University of Kerala, Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram-695 581, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 3, Issue (10), Pages 93-96, October,10 (2014)

Abstract

Behaviours such as sexual behavior, aggression, guarding and parenting are correlated with reproduction in males its association with the steroid hormone testosterone (T) has been well established. But the role of this male hormone in impacting the behavioural physiology of pair bond formation in females is still vague. We have made an attempt to explore this area. In this study we have analysed the behavioural output of testosterone administration in female Melopsittacus undulatus which has helped to draw the significance of testosterone in females in pair-bond formation.

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