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Fetal gender and aggression in pregnant stumptail monkeys (Macaca arctoides).
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PMID:  3371559     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Agonistic behaviors of pregnant female stumptail monkeys, members of a large, well-integrated group continuously living together, were studied during 480 observation hours (over 32 months). A total of 28 pregnancies of 20 females occurred, resulting in 12 male and 16 female live infants. The main finding was a significant decline in aggression, both received and performed, during the course of pregnancy. There was no clear unequivocal effect of fetal gender on aggressive behavior of the mothers-to-be.
K Nieuwenhuijsen; A K Slob; K J de Neef
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental psychobiology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0012-1630     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Psychobiol     Publication Date:  1988 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-06-24     Completed Date:  1988-06-24     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0164074     Medline TA:  Dev Psychobiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  277-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Endocrinology, Growth & Reproduction Faculty of Medicine, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Aggression / physiology*
Agonistic Behavior / physiology*
Macaca nemestrina
Pregnancy, Animal / physiology*
Sex Differentiation*
Testosterone / physiology
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