Co-segregation of intermale aggression with the pseudoautosomal region of the Y chromosome in mice.

Abstract

The sexual dimorphism of aggression has led to a search for its Y chromosomal correlates. We have previously confirmed that initiation of attack behavior against a conspecific male is Y-dependent in two strains of laboratory mice (NZB and CBA/H). We provide evidence that the non-pseudoautosomal region of the Y is not involved and that only the pseudoautosomal region of the Y is correlated with initiation of attack behavior. The autosomal correlates also contribute to this behavior in an additive or interactive manner with the pseudoautosomal correlates.

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@article{Roubertoux1994CosegregationOI, title={Co-segregation of intermale aggression with the pseudoautosomal region of the Y chromosome in mice.}, author={P L Roubertoux and M Carlier and H Degrelle and M C Haas-Dupertuis and J Phillips and R Moutier}, journal={Genetics}, year={1994}, volume={136 1}, pages={225-30} }