Research on the Effects of Japanese Quails Exposure to Synthetics Hormones

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Previous literature has found that various environmental contaminants, such as endocrine disrupters have detrimental effects on organisms such as the Japanese quails. A vast amount of studies have been conducted to analyze characteristics such as reproductive behavior in mammals however the current study adds on knowledge to an understudied population, the avian species specifically the Japanese quail. Exposure to these estrogen receptor antagonists has seemed to take a toll on the reproductive behavior of such species that the researchers of the current study main purpose were to formulate an endocrinological standardized test. This standardized test would help identify insidious effects of the estrogen receptor in the Japanese male quail before the population of the avian species is significantly reduced. Researchers in order to evaluate the effects of the environmental contaminants, they would have to observe sexual behavior of the quails. Not only is sexual behavior responsible of reproduction and maintaining the species alive. It is also noted from previous literature that the sexual behavior of the Japanese quail is said to be characterized as by involving great amounts of physical strength. Quails who fail to adhere to the typical male sexual behavior would be facile to identify those who be considered deviant. The hypothesis of the current study was that exposure to synthetic hormones such as ethinylestradiol and diethylstilbestrol would alter the copulatory…