Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 2 OF 3
|Main Title||Reproductive Development in Male Deer Mice Exposed to Aggressive Behavior.|
|Author||Whitsett, J. M. ; Miller, L. L. ;|
|CORP Author||North Carolina State Univ. at Raleigh. Dept. of Zoology.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.|
|Report Number||EPA-R-809428; EPA/600/J-85/126;|
|Additional Subjects||Aggression ; Reproduction(Biology) ; Behavior ; Mice ; Exposure ; Development ; Reprints ; Deer mice ; Peromyscus maniculatus|
Male deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus bairdii) were reared in a long photoperiod and housed individually from 3 weeks of age until they were killed 2, 4, or 6 weeks later. Males that were exposed to aggressive females for 2 min, three times per week, were of normal body weight and healthy, but had smaller reproductive organs than did males exposed to a control treatment. Reproductive development in male deer mice is responsive to at least two classes of social stimuli: pheromones and aggressive behavior.