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Author Graham, M.; Letz, R.
Title Within-species variation in the development of ultrasonic signaling of preweanling rats Type Journal Article
Year 1979 Publication Developmental Psychobiology Abbreviated Journal Dev Psychobiol
Volume 12 Issue 2 Pages 129-136
Keywords Animals; *Animals, Newborn; Animals, Suckling; Body Weight; Cold/adverse effects; Environment; Genotype; Individuality; Object Attachment; Rats; Stress/*physiopathology; Ultrasonics; *Vocalization, Animal
Abstract The development of litter and individual differences in the rate of ultrasonic signaling of neonatal rats was studied. Systematic variations among litters and individuals emerged, without differential treatment. These differences were not correlated with variations in general development as indexed by body weight. Two experiments using a cross-fostering design showed that litter differences developed independently of variations in postnatal environment. These results indicate that the variations among litters in ultrasound rate have a prenatal, possibly genetic, etiology and may represent reliable indicants of response to environmental stress.
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Language English Summary Language Original Title
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ISSN 0012-1630 ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes PMID:456751 Approved no
Call Number Equine Behaviour @ team @ Serial 4172
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