Faculty Publications

Title

Strain differences in open-field behavior of the rat

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Psychonomic Science

Volume

27

Issue

1

First Page

51

Last Page

53

Abstract

Parameters of open-field behavior measures are reported for 12 inbred strains of laboratory rats: ACI, A990, A35322, F344, INR, IR, MNR, MNR-a, MR, TS1, TS3, and WAG. Strain differences were highly significant. Genetic drift in defecation is attributed to selection pressures. An analysis of covariance was used to obtain genetic and environmental correlations. The results suggested that any genetic factors underlying the relationship between defecation and ambulation in the open field involve physiological mechanisms that are different from those mediating environmental effects. © 1972, The Psychonomic Society, Inc.. All rights reserved.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1972

DOI of published version

10.3758/BF03328887

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