Influence of a natural stressor (predator odor) on locomotor activity in the meadow vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus): modulation by sex, reproductive condition and gonadal hormones.

@article{PerrotSinal2000InfluenceOA,
  title={Influence of a natural stressor (predator odor) on locomotor activity in the meadow vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus): modulation by sex, reproductive condition and gonadal hormones.},
  author={Tara S Perrot-Sinal and Klaus Peter Ossenkopp and Martin Kavaliers},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2000},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={259-76}
}
Sex differences in a variety of non-reproductive behaviors have been indicated to occur in seasonally breeding polygynous promiscuous rodents such as the meadow vole, Microtus pennsylvanicus. The present study was designed to assess the effects of reproductive and hormonal status on the locomotor responses of meadow voles following brief exposure to the odors of a natural predator, the Red fox (Vulpes vulpes). Adult male and female meadow voles, which are seasonal photoperiodically-induced… CONTINUE READING

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