Competitive Ability in Male House Mice (Mus musculus): Genetic Influences

  title={Competitive Ability in Male House Mice (Mus musculus): Genetic Influences},
  author={Christopher B. Cunningham and James S. Ruff and Kevin D. Chase and Wayne K Potts and David R. Carrier},
  journal={Behavior Genetics},
Conspecifics of many animal species physically compete to gain reproductive resources and thus fitness. Despite the importance of competitive ability across the animal kingdom, specific traits that influence or underpin competitive ability are poorly characterized. Here, we investigate whether there are genetic influences on competitive ability within male house mice. Additionally, we examined if litter demographics (litter size and litter sex ratio) influence competitive ability. We phenotyped… 
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