Affiliation: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Wada H, Salvante K, Stables C, Wagner E, Williams T, Breuner C. Adrenocortical responses in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata): individual variation, repeatability, and relationship to phenotypic quality. Horm Behav. 2008;53:472-80 pubmed publisher
..413). Phenotypic quality of adult females was correlated with nestling baseline and adrenocortical response. ..
Wada H, Salvante K, Wagner E, Williams T, Breuner C. Ontogeny and individual variation in the adrenocortical response of zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) nestlings. Physiol Biochem Zool. 2009;82:325-31 pubmed publisher
..Total baseline corticosterone, but not stress-induced corticosterone, was negatively correlated with fledging mass in this species. ..
Wada H, Cristol D, McNabb F, Hopkins W. Suppressed adrenocortical responses and thyroid hormone levels in birds near a mercury-contaminated river. Environ Sci Technol. 2009;43:6031-8 pubmed
..These results suggest that (1) Hg may disrupt endocrine systems of terrestrial avian young and (2) adverse effects of Hg on endocrine systems may be most evident once endocrine axes are fully developed. ..