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Titre du document / Document title

Food-deprivation-induced changes in sexual behaviour of meadow voles, Microtus pennsylvanicus

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

PIERCE Andrew A. (1) ; FERKIN Michael H. (1) ; WILLIAMS Tavares K. (1) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) Department of Biology, University of Memphis, EGYPTE

Résumé / Abstract

Food availability affects the reproductive performance of many animals. However, the majority of knowledge pertaining to food-deprivation-induced behavioural changes stems from a few model species. We investigated the effects of food deprivation on the sexual behaviour of male and female meadow voles using a three-component model that included attractivity, proceptivity and receptivity. In both males and females, proceptivity and receptivity were inhibited by food deprivations that lasted 6 h. Attractivity in females was inhibited after 24 h of food deprivation, whereas attractivity of males did not appear to be affected at any duration of food deprivation tested. Both male and female proceptivity were attenuated by food deprivations of 6 h and longer. Finally, female receptivity was inhibited by food deprivations of 6 h or longer. The data support the metabolic fuels hypothesis in females and partially support the metabolic fuels hypothesis in males. Short-term (6-12 h) and moderate (18-24 h) interruptions in food availability had inhibitory effects on all components of sexual behaviour in female meadow voles but not on proceptivity and receptivity in male meadow voles.

Revue / Journal Title

Animal behaviour    ISSN  0003-3472   CODEN ANBEA8 

Source / Source

2005, vol. 70 (2), pp. 339-348 [10 page(s) (article)] (41 ref.)

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Elsevier, Amsterdam, PAYS-BAS  (1958) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Breeding behavior

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Feeding

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Vertebrata

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Mammalia

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Rodentia

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Laboratory study

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Microtus pennsylvanicus

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Sexual attraction

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Sexual receptivity

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Food

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Deprivation

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Sexual behavior

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Behavior change

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Restricted diet

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Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Comportement reproducteur

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Alimentation

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Vertebrata

;

Mammalia

;

Rodentia

;

Etude en laboratoire

;

Microtus pennsylvanicus

;

Attraction sexuelle

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Réceptivité sexuelle

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Aliment

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Privation

;

Comportement sexuel

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Changement comportement

;

Régime alimentaire restrictif

;

Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords

Conducta reproductora

;

Alimentación

;

Vertebrata

;

Mammalia

;

Rodentia

;

Estudio en laboratorio

;

Microtus pennsylvanicus

;

Atracción sexual

;

Receptividad sexual

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Alimento

;

Privación

;

Conducta sexual

;

Cambio conducta

;

Régimen alimenticio restrictivo

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 7067, 35400013795662.0110

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 16974435



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