Distribution of Oxytocin‐ and Vasopressin‐Immunoreactive Neurons in the Brain of the Eusocial Mole Rat (Fukomys anselli)

  title={Distribution of Oxytocin‐ and Vasopressin‐Immunoreactive Neurons in the Brain of the Eusocial Mole Rat (Fukomys anselli)},
  author={E. Valesky and H. Burda and R. Kaufmann and H. A. Oelschläger},
  journal={The Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology},
Fukomys anselli, also known as Ansell's mole rat, is a subterranean, highly social (so‐called eusocial) rodent that lives in Africa. These mole rats typically form multigenerational families consisting of a single monogamous breeding pair and their nonreproductive offspring. Research on other mammals suggests that oxytocin (OT) and vasopressin (VP) as well as the distribution of OT‐ and VP‐receptors may influence social behavior and pair bonding. Recent studies on eusocial naked mole rats have… Expand
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