The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Hormonal control of female sexual behavior in the Japanese quail.

Four experiments were carried out to study the hormonal control of female receptivity and proceptivity in Japanese quail. Both aspects of reproductive behavior can be activated in a dose-dependent manner by injections of estradiol benzoate (EB). Progesterone ( P) given in addition to suboptimal doses of EB has little additional stimulatory effect. Other aspects of the reproductive physiology such as enlargement of the cloacal diameter and growth of the oviduct also seem to be controlled primarily by estrogens with little or no additive effect of P. These conclusions were confirmed by injecting egg-laying females with an antiestrogen, tamoxifen, or an antiprogestin, RU38486. Only the former had marked effects on sexual receptivity, cloacal diameter, and oviduct weight. The inhibiting effects of tamoxifen could easily be reversed by injecting females with large doses of estrogen, which demonstrates that tamoxifen acts on an estrogen-dependent mechanism and not through nonspecific effects.[1]


  1. Hormonal control of female sexual behavior in the Japanese quail. Delville, Y., Balthazart, J. Hormones and behavior. (1987) [Pubmed]
WikiGenes - Universities