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Title:Mating system, mate preference and rarity of blonde prairie voles, microtus ochrogaster
Author(s):Getz, Lowell L.; Pizzuto, Theresa M.
Subject(s):Reproductive system
Integumentary system
Population genetics
Animal behavior
Behavioral biology
Abstract: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 mating system of the prairie vole which results in suppression of reproduction between family members, except for young that have dispersed from the natal nest; and a mate preference of blondes for normal-colored individuals and of normal-colored individuals for blondes, which reduces probability of mating between blonde siblings that have dispersed from the natal nest.
Issue Date:1987
Publisher:Illinois State Academy of Science
Citation Info:Getz, L.L. and T. Pizzuto. l987. Mating system, mate preference and rarity of blonde prairie voles. Trans. Ill. Acad. Sci., 80:227-232.
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright 1987 Illinois State Academy of Science
Date Available in IDEALS:2009-12-21

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