Parental division of labor, coordination, and the effects of family structure on parenting in monogamous prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster).

@article{Ahern2011ParentalDO,
  title={Parental division of labor, coordination, and the effects of family structure on parenting in monogamous prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster).},
  author={Todd H. Ahern and Elizabeth A D Hammock and Larry E. Young},
  journal={Developmental psychobiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={118-31}
}
Family relationships help shape species-typical social and emotional development, but our understanding of how this shaping occurs is still relatively limited. Prairie voles are a socially monogamous and biparental species that is well situated to complement traditional animal models, such as rats and mice, in investigating the effects of family experience. In this series of studies, we aimed to test hypotheses relating to how prairie vole families function under undisturbed, standard… CONTINUE READING

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