Group mating among Norway rats II. The social dynamics of copulation: Competition, cooperation, and mate choice

@article{Mcclintock1982GroupMA,
  title={Group mating among Norway rats II. The social dynamics of copulation: Competition, cooperation, and mate choice},
  author={M. Mcclintock and J. J. Anisko and N. Adler},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1982},
  volume={30},
  pages={410-425}
}
  • M. Mcclintock, J. J. Anisko, N. Adler
  • Published 1982
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • The social interactions within groups of Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) had a strong impact on the individual pattern of copulation which, in turn, affects sperm precedence and the probability of implantation in this species. Males alternated uninterrupted ejaculatory series, augmenting each others' copulatory investment. Females took turns mating after receiving an intromission, collectively potentiating the males' copulatory behaviour; increasing the number of oestrous females increased the… CONTINUE READING
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