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The effects of intrauterine position on competition and behavior in the mouse.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3441535     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of the present study was to examine the effect of intrauterine position on: (1) competition for limited food resources when the animals were previously deprived of food; (2) social preference for a male during various phases of the estrous cycle; and (3) social and sexual behavior when the animals were provided with like-treated females or receptive females, respectively. Females developing in utero between two males (2M females) and females developing between two females (0M females) were different on only one measure recorded during the competition for limited food, i.e., gaining control of the food pellet, with the 0M females outcompetiting the 2M females. When given a choice between a male or a female neither 2M or 0M females in estrus showed a preference for the male. The results also indicated that 2M females were significantly more aggressive and more likely to show male sexual behavior when compared to 0M females.
D M Quadagno; C McQuitty; J McKee; L Koelliker; G Wolfe; D C Johnson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physiology & behavior     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0031-9384     ISO Abbreviation:  Physiol. Behav.     Publication Date:  1987  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-04-18     Completed Date:  1988-04-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0151504     Medline TA:  Physiol Behav     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  639-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physiology and Cell Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence 66045.
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MeSH Terms
Behavior, Animal / physiology*
Competitive Behavior / physiology*
Fetus / physiology*
Gonadal Steroid Hormones / physiology
Sexual Behavior, Animal / physiology
Social Behavior / physiology
Uterus / physiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Gonadal Steroid Hormones

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