Life: The Science of Biology 11th Edition

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1-31901-016-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-31901-016-4

Chapter 52 - Animal Behavior - 52.3 - Behavior Can Be Studied Developmentally - 52.3 Recap - Learning Outcomes - Page 1124: 1


After neutering rats in a laboratory experiment, it was revealed that the sex steroids present at birth are responsible for determining which behavioral pattern develops, and the sex steroids present in adulthood determine the time that the pattern will be expressed.

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