Behavioural suppression of female pine voles after replacement of the breeding male

@article{Brant1998BehaviouralSO,
  title={Behavioural suppression of female pine voles after replacement of the breeding male},
  author={Christine Brant and Tammy M. Schwab and John G. Vandenbergh and Robert L. Schaefer and Nancy Solomon},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1998},
  volume={55},
  pages={615-627}
}
Examination of the mechanism of reproductive suppression includes determining which cues are involved and the context in which they occur. We studied groups of pine voles, Microtus pinetorum, that were disrupted by the replacement of the breeding male and compared them with intact family groups. If reproductive suppression is mediated by chemical cues, then soiled bedding should be sufficient to prevent production of litters by daughters. If reproductive suppression involves a behavioural… CONTINUE READING

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