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DM Simeonovska-Nikolova (2000)

Strategies in open field behaviour of Mus spicilegus and Mus musculus musculus

BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 130(S1):115-120.

The behaviour of Mus spicilegus and Mus musculus musculus was studied in a 15-minute open field test. A total of 12 behavioural events were recognized for both species. The dynamics and patterns of association of these behavioural events were analyzed. Significant sex-specific and species-specific differences were found in the dynamics of exploratory activity and also in some events of emotionality. Male and female M. spicilegus and M. nz. musculus showed different patterns of behaviour in the experiment. Males demonstrated lower emotionality and appeared to explore the environment more actively than females. M. m. musculus showed higher exploratory activity than M. spicilegus.

exploratory behaviour; emotionality; behavioural strategies; Mus spicilegus and Mus musculus musculus
8th International Congress on the Zoogeography and Ecology of Greece and Adjacent Regions, KAVALA, GREECE, MAY 17-21, 1999
BJZ

ISSN 2295-0451 (online version)
ISSN 0777-6279 (printed version)
impact factor 2015: 0,87.

Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Isa Schön
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Vautierstraat 29
1000 Brussels, Belgium

 



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