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Hormone-Induced Sexual Differentiation of Brain and Behavior in Zebra Finches

Gurney, Mark E. and Konishi, Masakazu (1980) Hormone-Induced Sexual Differentiation of Brain and Behavior in Zebra Finches. Science, 208 (4450). pp. 1380-1383. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.208.4450.1380. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20150204-104724987

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Abstract

The male zebra finch sings, whereas the female does not. This behavioral dimorphism is correlated with the presence of morphological sex differences within the neural substrate that mediates this behavior, the song system. When a female chick is exposed to 17β-estradiol her song system is subsequently masculinized. Either testosterone or 5ɑ-dihydrotestosterone may then induce such a female to sing when an adult.


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Additional Information:© 1980 American Association for the Advancement of Science. 1 October 1979; revised 23 January 1980. Supported by NIH grant HD10501 to M.K. NIH training grant GM 0086, the Arthur McCallum Fund, the Spencer Foundation, and the Pew Memorial Trust.
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Issue or Number:4450
DOI:10.1126/science.208.4450.1380
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Official Citation:Hormone-Induced Sexual Differentiation of Brain and Behavior in Zebra Finches Mark E. Gurney and Masakazu Konishi Science New Series, Vol. 208, No. 4450 (Jun. 20, 1980) , pp. 1380-1383 Published by: American Association for the Advancement of Science Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1684077
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