Faculty Publications

Title

Strain and sex differences in mouse killing by rats

Document Type

Article

Keywords

sex differences, mouse killing, rats of inbred strains, strain &

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology

Volume

96

Issue

2

First Page

278

Last Page

283

Abstract

Tendency to exhibit muricide was examined in 481 adult rats of 15 inbred strains. Marked strain differences were observed; frequency of mouse killing ranged from 0 to 91% among the males and from 0 to 68% among the females. Whether males and females differed in their propensity to kill mice also appeared to be strain-dependent. Overall, there was a significant correlation between the frequency of mouse killing by males of each strain and that of females. (26 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved). © 1982 American Psychological Association.

Original Publication Date

4-1-1982

DOI of published version

10.1037/h0077873

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