Data from: Adaptive reshaping of the hormonal phenotype after social niche transition in adulthood

Alexandra M. Mutwill, Tobias D. Zimmermann, Antonia Hennicke, S. Helene Richter, Sylvia Kaiser & Norbert Sachser
Phenotypic plasticity allows individuals to adjust traits to the environment. Whether long-term adjustments of the phenotype occur during later life stages is largely unknown. To address this question, we examined whether hormonal phenotypes that are shaped by the environment during adolescence can still be reshaped in full adulthood. For this, guinea pig males were either housed in mixed-sex colonies or in heterosexual pairs. In adulthood, males were individually transferred to pair housing with a female....
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