Browse by Subject "Animal behavior"
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The chemistry of child neglect: Do oxytocin and vasopressin mediate the effects of early experience? (The National Academy of Sciences, 2005-12-20)Research described in a recent issue of PNAS by Wismer Fries, Ziegler, Kurian, Jacoris, and Pollak (1) reveals significant group differences in two brain-derived neuropeptides, oxytocin and vasopressin, between family- ...
(The National Academy of Sciences, 1999-10)Although the biological roots of aggression have been the source of intense debate, the precise physiological mechanisms responsible for aggression remain poorly understood. In most species, aggression is more common in ...
Does mate choice take place in free-living prairie voles Microtus ochrogaster? Evidence from field data (Current Zoology, 2004)We used live-trapping data collected during a long-term study of the social organization of prairie vole Microtus ochrogaster, to investigate pair formation and break-up in this species. Most male-female pairs that formed ...
(Psychonomic Society, Inc., 1986)The present study was designed to delineate the duration of postpartum estrus in the prairie vole, Microtus ochrogaster. Breeding pairs were separated prior to parturition, and males were reintroduced to the females 0-12 ...
(The National Academy of Sciences, 1996-10)Prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster) are monogamous rodents that form pair bonds characterized by a preference for a familiar social partner. In male prairie voles, exposure to either the stress of swimming or exogenous ...
Estimating philopatry and natal dispersal of microtine rodents through intensive live-trapping at nests of social groups (Psychonomic Society, Inc., 1992)Estimates of philopatry and natal dispersal of the prairie vole, Microtus ochrogaster, determined by intensive live-trapping at social group nests were assessed by comparison of estimates when a grid pattern within the ...
(Illinois State Academy of Science, 1987)Rarity of the blonde color morph in prairie vole populations is attributed to: a recessive trait requiring breeding between siblings or parents and their offspring for the color morph to be prominent within a population; ...
(The National Academy of Sciences, 1995-08)Glucocorticoid levels in animals may respond to and influence the development of social attachments. This hypothesis was tested in prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster), monogamous rodents that form long-term heterosexual ...
(Current Zoology, 2005)We summarize the social organization and mating system of the prairie vole Microtus ochrogaster as determined from an extensive field study in east-central Illinois, USA. The fundamental social organization of M. ochrogaster ...