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Effects of prenatal stress on development in mice: maturation and learning
Previous findings in rodents that prenatal stress can cause deficiencies in some early indices of physical maturation and also that these deficiencies can be continued into adulthood are supported and expands. Expand
Actions of Testosterone in Prepubertal and Postpubertal Male Hamsters: Dissociation of Effects on Reproductive Behavior and Brain Androgen Receptor Immunoreactivity
Results indicate that a testosterone-dependent increase in brain AR during puberty may be necessary, but is not sufficient, to induce an increase in behavioral responsiveness to testosterone. Expand
Effects of stress during pregnancy on maternal behavior in mice
The results indicate that raising stressed pups, or experiencing stress during a pregnancy can have significant effects on maternal behaviors, and stressed dams raising stress pups exhibit maternal care comparable to that of nonstressed dams raising nonstress pups at least for nesting/nurturing behaviors, but show increased levels of aggression and pup retrieval. Expand
Acute paternal alcohol use affects offspring development and adult behavior
This pattern of results suggests that exposure of the sire to one acute dose of alcohol before insemination caused some early developmental delays and that alcohol-sired animals are less fearful and more aggressive as adults than saline-sires animals. Expand
Effects of prenatal stress on sexual partner preference in mice
This study is the first to investigate the effects of prenatal stress alone, without hormonal manipulation, on sexual partner preference using both a partner preference paradigm and measures of sexual behavior such as mounting, intromissions and lordosis. Expand
Prediction of fertility by mating latency and photoperiod in nulliparous and primiparous meadow voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus).
Mating behavior and litter production of female meadow voles housed in long or short photoperiods were monitored to determine whether the reduced birthrate of SD females resulted from a lack of copulation, and fertility was predicted by mating latency. Expand
Female meadow voles have a preferred mating pattern predicted by photoperiod, which influences fertility
Two very different patterns of mating were correlated with high fertility, and it is suggested that this pattern of mating is associated with an induced estrus in short-day females. Expand
Sexual and Reproductive Behaviors
  • C. Sisk, L. R. Meek
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current protocols in neuroscience
  • 1 September 1997
The protocols in this unit are written for use with laboratory rats, although a discussion of issues related to species differences in the study of reproductive behaviors is included. Expand
Interaction of maternal photoperiod history and food type on growth and reproductive development of laboratory meadow voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus)
It is suggested that juvenile meadow voles rely on the interaction of maternal photoperiod history and the availability of nutrient-rich food such as sprouted wheat and alfalfa to time the onset of growth and puberty. Expand
Effect of vomeronasal organ removal on behavioral estrus and mating latency in female meadow voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus).
It is postulate that polygynous, solitary meadow voles reproduce more effectively with spontaneous estrus than with the induced estrus described for monogamous, group-living prairie voles. Expand