Behavioral and social correlates of escape from suppression of ovulation in female common marmosets housed with the natal family

@article{Saltzman1997BehavioralAS,
  title={Behavioral and social correlates of escape from suppression of ovulation in female common marmosets housed with the natal family},
  author={Wendy Saltzman and Jean M. Severin and Nancy J Schultz-Darken and David H. Abbott},
  journal={American Journal of Primatology},
  year={1997},
  volume={41}
}
Although female common marmosets typically do not breed while housed with their natal families, up to half ovulate at least once while housed with the intact natal family, and a similar proportion conceive if an unrelated adult male is present in the group. In this study, we investigated the behavioral and social correlates of escape from suppression of ovulation by daughters housed in intact natal families or in families in which the father had been replaced by an unrelated adult male. Focal… 

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