Female behavior is affected by male ultrasonic vocalizations in house mice

@article{Pomerantz1983FemaleBI,
  title={Female behavior is affected by male ultrasonic vocalizations in house mice},
  author={Steven M. Pomerantz and Antonio A. N{\'u}{\~n}ez and Noel J. Bean},
  journal={Physiology \& Behavior},
  year={1983},
  volume={31},
  pages={91-96}
}
Male mice emit distinct ultrasonic vocalizations when the female leaves the social interaction arena
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Findings indicate that males of commonly used inbred strains emit USVs when a partner female leaves the testing arena, suggesting that removing a salient social stimulus may be a unique approach to elicit USVs from mice.
Female mice exhibit both sexual and social partner preferences for vocalizing males.
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It is suggested that, although female mice can copulate equally with both devocalized and vocalized males when given no choice of mating partner, female mice exhibit both sexual and social partner preferences for vocalizing males in the mate-choice paradigm.
Ultrasonic vocalizations by male hamsters: parameters of calling and effects of playbacks on female behaviour
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Results provide evidence that males utter ultrasonic vocalizations that enhance lordosis during extended sexual interactions, and that the patterns of male calling are consistent with behaviours that maintain receptivity and ensure successful fertilization.
Ultrasonic vocalization by female mice in the presence of a conspecific carrying food cues
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It is suggested that ultrasonic vocalization in female mice can facilitate proximity with a conspecific and the number of these calls is modulated by the salience of the information carried by the companion.
Female mice ultrasonically interact with males during courtship displays
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A microphone array system to localize vocalizations from socially interacting, individual adult mice shows that female mice vocally interact with males during courtship, and reveals a novel form of vocal communication during mouse courtship.
Female mice respond to male ultrasonic ‘songs’ with approach behaviour
The ultrasonic vocalizations of mice are attracting increasing attention, because they have been recognized as an informative readout in genetically modified strains. In addition, the observation
A Role for Strain Differences in Waveforms of Ultrasonic Vocalizations during Male–Female Interaction
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The results indicated that female mice use male USVs as information when selecting a suitable mate during male–female interaction as well as actual social behavior during USV recording in 13 inbred mouse strains.
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