Monday, 31 March 2014

Hormone levels linked to survival of deer calves, study suggests

Date:
March 27, 2014

Source:
University of Edinburgh

Summary:
Levels of a key hormone in the blood may be important for the survival prospects of newborn animals, a study of wild deer suggests. First-born male deer that have relatively high levels of the male hormone testosterone are less likely to survive their first year compared with their peers, the research shows.


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