Egg hormones in a highly fecund vertebrate: do they influence offspring social structure in competitive conditions?

Burton, T., Hoogenboom, M.O., Armstrong, J.D., Groothuis, T.G.G. and Metcalfe, N.B. (2011) Egg hormones in a highly fecund vertebrate: do they influence offspring social structure in competitive conditions? Functional Ecology, 25(6), pp. 1379-1388. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2435.2011.01897.x)

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Abstract

1. Social status can vary considerably among individuals and has significant implications for performance. In addition to a genetic component, social status may be influenced by environmental factors including maternal effects such as prenatal hormone exposure. Maternal effects on traits determining social status have previously been examined in species where mothers provide parental care for relatively few offspring and therefore directly influence postnatal development. However, the generality of conclusions arising from these investigations is unclear because species that employ different reproductive strategies have not been studied

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Burton, Dr Tim and Hoogenboom, Ms Mia and Metcalfe, Professor Neil
Authors: Burton, T., Hoogenboom, M.O., Armstrong, J.D., Groothuis, T.G.G., and Metcalfe, N.B.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Journal Name:Functional Ecology
ISSN:0269-8463

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477571The causes and consequences of intraspecific variation in standard metabolic rateNeil MetcalfeNatural Environment Research Council (NERC)NE/F019165/1RI BIODIVERSITY ANIMAL HEALTH & COMPMED