Glenn Perrigo

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A novel caging system was used to study the interrelationships between foraging effort, food intake, growth and sexual maturation of peripubertal female mice. Females housed in these cages were forced to work (forage) at various intensities in order to obtain food pellets. It is argued that this is a biologically more meaningful approach to understanding(More)
Peripubertal female house mice were required to work for their food at either 23 degrees C or 9 degrees C. We used a special caging system in which animals had to emerge from a thermally-buffered burrow and run a programmable number of running wheel revolutions to obtain a pellet of food. Of concern here were the behavioral and physiological adjustments(More)
In male house mice (Mus domesticus and M. musculus), the act of coital ejaculation provides a fail-safe neural signal for timing the birth of their offspring. A unique aspect of this phenomenon is the extraordinary latency that can occur between the stimulus (ejaculation) and its adaptive neural response (male mice cease killing pups and behave parentally(More)
Infanticide is a violent but successful reproductive strategy found in many mammals, particularly rodents. In male house mice (Mus domesticus and M. musculus), the act of ejaculation provides a reliable neural signal for timing the birth of their offspring. However, a unique chronobiological aspect of this phenomenon is the extraordinary temporal latency(More)
Infanticide is a reproductive strategy found in many mammals, especially rodents. The proportion of male and female house mice (Mus domesticus) that are either infanticidal or noninfanticidal is strain specific and varies widely from stock to stock. Male house mice also show strain-specific variation in the behavioral mechanisms that inhibit infanticidal(More)
When a male house mouse encounters a neonate he either attempts to kill it or he does not harm it. An unusual aspect of his response is that adaptive, time-dependent changes in behavior toward pups result from a unique stimulus-response system triggered specifically by ejaculation. In virgin male CF-1 mice, about 50% of all males are spontaneously(More)
Captive white-winged doves (Zenaida asiatica) were exposed to various levels of methyl parathion (MP) in drinking water to determine effects on brain and blood cholinesterase (ChE) activity. We conducted two experiments to test the influence of MP dose (the amount of MP actually ingested), MP concentration (the amount of MP per unit water), and exposure(More)
Sex differences in energy allocation were studied in wild stock house mice (Mus domesticus). Peripubertal animals of both sexes, either intact or gonadectomized, were subjected for 8 weeks to one of two feeding requirements by using a caging system in which a pellet dispenser was controlled by activity on a running wheel. Recently weaned animals were(More)
This research concerned the relative potential for signaling and priming incompatibilities to promote reproductive isolation in rodents. Signaling is defined here as involving behavioral responses, while priming involves endocrine responses. Compatibility of both types of communications was tested between two widely separated and markedly diverging(More)
This study assessed the effects of water deprivation on male mouse urine marking and aggressive behaviors and endurance. In Experiment 1, the size of marks and frequency of marking were examined in 3 groups given 3 different weights of potato/day as their source of water. Males receiving the least water, 1.5 g potato/day, marked at significantly lower rates(More)
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