Faculty Publications

Title

Open-field behavior in the Maudsley reactive and nonreactive strains: Procedural variations

Document Type

Article

Keywords

diurnal cycle, emotionality, Maudsley strains, open-field behavior

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Behavior Genetics

Volume

13

Issue

1

First Page

91

Last Page

94

Abstract

Procedural differences were examined to account for interlaboratory discrepancies in open-field defecation (OFD) scores of the Maudsley reactive and Maudsley nonreactive strains. It was found that the use of a continuous 24-h light diurnal cycle was associated with increased OFD in Maudsley reactive and nonreactive rats. If a 15-h light/9-h dark diurnal cycle was used, OFD scores typical of the progenitors of the Maudsley strains were obtained. © 1983 Plenum Publishing Corporation.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1983

DOI of published version

10.1007/BF01071746

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