Sex differences in the parental behavior of rodents

@article{Lonstein2000SexDI,
  title={Sex differences in the parental behavior of rodents},
  author={Joseph S. Lonstein and Geert J. de Vries},
  journal={Neuroscience \& Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={2000},
  volume={24},
  pages={669-686}
}
The reproductive strategy of many mammalian species that give birth to altricial young involves intense and prolonged care of their offspring. In most cases, the mother provides all nurturance, but in some cases fathers, older siblings, or unrelated conspecifics participate in parental care. The display of these behaviors by animals other than mothers is affected by numerous factors, including their sex. We herein review the literature on similarities and/or differences between male and female… Expand
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