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Intraspecific variability in the social and genetic mating systems of prairie voles, Microtus ochrogaster

Authors
  • Streatfeild, Craig A.
  • Mabry, Karen E.
  • Keane, Brian
  • Crist, Thomas O.
  • Solomon, Nancy G.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Animal Behaviour
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2011
Accepted Date
Sep 08, 2011
Volume
82
Issue
6
Pages
1387–1398
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0012755
Source
Elsevier
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Highlights ► We studied two populations of prairie voles to see what factors influence mating systems. ► Site and sex best explained social monogamy. ► Site, density and sex best predicted the strength of social associations. ► Density best explained the genetic mating system. ► Extrinsic variables affect intraspecific mating systems.

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