Within-litter variance in early rat pup-mother interactions and adult offspring responses to novelty.

Abstract

Siblings share similar genetics and environments, however, their behavior can be quite different. To determine if within-litter variance in neonatal-maternal interactions predict adult sibling behavioral variance, we observed mother-pup interactions during postnatal days 1-8 in four Sprague-Dawley rat litters and measured adult offspring behavioral… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/dev.20581

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@article{Ragan2012WithinlitterVI, title={Within-litter variance in early rat pup-mother interactions and adult offspring responses to novelty.}, author={Christina M Ragan and Eric Loken and Cynthia A. Stifter and Sonia A. Cavigelli}, journal={Developmental psychobiology}, year={2012}, volume={54 2}, pages={199-206} }