Endocrine regulation of egg rejection in an avian brood parasite host

Mikus Abolins-Abols & Mark Hauber
Parasite-host coevolution can lead to novel behavioural adaptations in hosts to resist parasitism. In avian obligate ­­­brood parasite and host systems, many hosts species have evolved diverse cognitive and behavioural traits to recognize and reject parasitic eggs. Our understanding of the evolution and ecology of these defences hinges on our understanding of the mechanisms that regulate them. We hypothesized that corticosterone, a hormone linked to the stress-response, vigilance, and the suppression of parental behaviour, stimulates...
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