Navigation Links
Zoologists: Lusty voles, mindless of danger, mate like rabbits
Date:1/28/2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Forgetful Casanovas are lucky in love.

At least thats how University of Florida researchers interpret the results of new research on the mating habits and nervous systems of prairie voles. An article about the research, which examined both the voles behavior and their brains, appears in this weeks edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Prairie voles, aka Microtus ochrogaster, are common native rodents in the central U.S. and southern Canada. Because they mate for life and are relatively easy to study, the mouse-like creatures have been the subject of much research by scientists probing questions of monogamy and sexual faithfulness among mammals.

Steve Phelps, an assistant professor of zoology and one of the papers three authors, said many male voles pick a female partner and settle in a territory often for life. A minority, however, shirks steady partners and home bases, instead ranging across other males turf and mating with other males females.

Alexander Ophir, a postdoctoral associate in zoology at UF, is the papers lead author and conducted the research, which is funded by the National Science Foundation. Ophir, Phelps and Jerry Wolff, a biologist at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, set out to find out what makes the male wanderers wander behavior all the more puzzling because faithful males enthusiastically defend their partners, lunging at and biting the interlopers.

In their natural habitat, the voles spend their time amid tall grass, where they are difficult to observe. So the researchers radio-collared 48 lab-raised males and 48 lab-raised females, divided them into groups of 12, then placed the groups in eight enclosures in the voles native territory in Tennessee. By tracking the collars, the zoologists were able to map the voles movements for several weeks.

Once they had identified wanderers, faithful males and likely couplings, the scientists
'/>"/>

Contact: Steve Phelps
sphelps@ufl.edu
352-392-6212
University of Florida
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/28/2014)... Alta Resources , a global provider of ... brands, announced today that it plans to fill more ... Florida and the Philippines. More than 600 of those ... A majority of the hiring is to support several ... staffing in preparation for the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP), ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Labors.at, ... selected the hc1 Healthcare Relationship Cloud™ to fuel ... samples from up to 8,000 patients daily and ... anticipates further growth, up to doubling its volume ... completion of our cutting-edge 10,000 square meter facility ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... According to the Greek God Muscle Building Program review recently ... teaches men how to completely transform their physique by training ... review that inside the Greek God Muscle Building Program book, ... the maximum muscle fiber recovery , Low-budget ... , Ways to incorporate the specialization routines for ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 To commemorate ... Editorial Board of Living with a Disability magazine ... disabling digestive disorders that include hepatitis, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, inflammatory ... , The important new article highlights that, in the ... afflicted with hepatitis and other disabling conditions related to ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Greta Pontarelli, 63, ... the Masters Champion title at the World Pole Sports Championships ... obstacle for this athlete. She is the only U.S. competitor ... the International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF). Over 150 athletes ranging ... took part in the competition. Pontarelli scored first place in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Alta Resources To Fill Approximately 600 Positions In Neenah 2Health News:Alta Resources To Fill Approximately 600 Positions In Neenah 3Health News:Austrian Laboratory Leader, Labors.at, Fuels Growth with the hc1® Healthcare Relationship Cloud™ 2Health News:Greek God Muscle Building Program Review Exposes Greg O’Gallagher's Muscle Building Guide for Men – Vkool.com 2Health News:Greek God Muscle Building Program Review Exposes Greg O’Gallagher's Muscle Building Guide for Men – Vkool.com 3Health News:Living with a Disability Magazine Marks World Hepatitis Day on July 28 with New Article on Disabling Digestive Disorders 2Health News:Living with a Disability Magazine Marks World Hepatitis Day on July 28 with New Article on Disabling Digestive Disorders 3Health News:Inspiring Senior Athlete Lands Third World Title in One Year 2
... , ... VP for Healthcare Industry , ... Dayton, OH (Vocus) September 28, 2009 -- Sogeti, a leading international provider of professional IT ... Healthcare to further the industry expertise that it provides to clients., , ,With ...
... them, survey shows , MONDAY, Sept. 28 (HealthDay News) -- ... the growth charts widely used in pediatrician,s offices, but many ... a new survey shows. , About 85 percent of parents ... and correctly identify that the point corresponded to the child,s ...
... Life Care Centers ... 21., at its headquarters in Cleveland, Tenn. , ... Cleveland, Tenn. (Vocus) September 28, 2009 -- Life Care Centers of America ... its headquarters in Cleveland, Tenn., , ,The Chairman,s Award for outstanding commitment to excellence went ...
... ... a medical conference offered by the American Academy of Environmental Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona, October ... ... allergies have risen 24% among children under 5 years of age and 19% among children ...
... the number of women opting for surgery to remove the healthy ... a lack of evidence that the surgery can improve survival. The ... choose to have both breasts removed because of a strong family ... and has changed little in the last decade. The study appears ...
... Take precautions to avoid falls, strains and sprains, experts ... health and safety precautions when raking leaves, cleaning gutters ... according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). ... the autumn season, and it often takes a toll ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Sogeti USA Grows to Ensure Industry Expertise for Clients 2Health News:Sogeti USA Grows to Ensure Industry Expertise for Clients 3Health News:Children's Growth Charts Don't Measure Up With Parents 2Health News:Children's Growth Charts Don't Measure Up With Parents 3Health News:Life Care Centers of America Awards Excellence 2Health News:Life Care Centers of America Awards Excellence 3Health News:Body Under Siege: Inflammation and Autoimmunity Conference Offered to Physicians 2Health News:Body Under Siege: Inflammation and Autoimmunity Conference Offered to Physicians 3Health News:Body Under Siege: Inflammation and Autoimmunity Conference Offered to Physicians 4Health News:More women choosing to remove healthy breast after cancer diagnosis 2Health News:Autumn Chores Often Hazardous 2
(Date:7/25/2014)... New York , July 25, 2014 ... by Transparency Market Research "Global and China Insulin Market ... - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast ... market was valued at USD 19.99 billion in 2012 ... 6.1% from 2013 to 2019 to reach USD 32.24 ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... July 25, 2014  Semler Scientific, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... risk assessment company that develops patented products that ... chronic diseases, today reported financial results for the ... 2014. "The second quarter of ... Doug Murphy-Chutorian , M.D., chief executive officer ...
(Date:7/24/2014)...   AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  (Nasdaq: ACRX ... and commercialization of innovative therapies for the treatment of ... for Zalviso remains July 27, 2014.  The ... the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved Zalviso.  ... notification to the company from the FDA regarding the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Insulin Market Expected to Reach USD 32.24 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research 2Global Insulin Market Expected to Reach USD 32.24 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research 3Global Insulin Market Expected to Reach USD 32.24 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research 4Semler Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results 2Semler Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results 3AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Confirms July 27, 2014 PDUFA Date for Zalviso 2
... The VHS® Variable- Angle CHS System ... fixation to the millennium. , ,The VHS® ... of your most difficult distal femur fractures ... unique features of the variable angle of ...
X-Hair Trephines...
Corneal Trephine Punch - Stainless steel unit with titanium jaws, complete with PTFE cutting block. 1 reusable unit....
Corneal Marker - 8 blades, 2 sizes available: 7.0mm, 8.0mm. 1 piece per box...
Medicine Products: