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Maternal effects and urbanization : Variation of yolk androgens and immunoglobulin in city and forest blackbirds

Maternal effects and urbanization : Variation of yolk androgens and immunoglobulin in city and forest blackbirds

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PARTECKE, Jesko, Gergely HEGYI, Patrick S. FITZE, Julien GASPARINI, Hubert SCHWABL, 2020. Maternal effects and urbanization : Variation of yolk androgens and immunoglobulin in city and forest blackbirds. In: Ecology and Evolution. Wiley. 10(4), pp. 2213-2224. ISSN 2045-7758. eISSN 2045-7758. Available under: doi: 10.1002/ece3.6058

@article{Partecke2020-02-12Mater-48621, title={Maternal effects and urbanization : Variation of yolk androgens and immunoglobulin in city and forest blackbirds}, year={2020}, doi={10.1002/ece3.6058}, number={4}, volume={10}, issn={2045-7758}, journal={Ecology and Evolution}, pages={2213--2224}, author={Partecke, Jesko and Hegyi, Gergely and Fitze, Patrick S. and Gasparini, Julien and Schwabl, Hubert} }

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