Kin recognition by odor discrimination in dwarf hamsters (Phodopus campbelli) using an habituation paradigm

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Show simple item record Godin, Jessica Maie 2007-11-30T15:14:34Z 2007-11-30T15:14:34Z 2007-11-30T15:14:34Z
dc.description.abstract Male and female Phodopus campbelli were investigated for kin recognition abilities, assessed by kin discrimination of bedding, urine, fecal, or midventral glandular secretion odors. Using a habituation-discrimination paradigm, subjects were presented either the odors of a pair of their own brothers (C[subscript 1]) or a pair of brothers that were unrelated to them (C[subscript 2]). All subjects were then presented with a final test discrimination odor from a male donor unrelated to themselves or the first donors. All subjects differentiated between the bedding and glandular odors of two unrelated males, regardless of condition assignment. Subjects did not statistically differentiate between the odors of two brothers. These results suggest Phodopus campbelli are capable of recognizing kin based on bedding and midventral gland odors. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Dwarf hamster en
dc.subject Kin recognition en
dc.subject Kin discrimination en
dc.subject Odor discrimination en
dc.subject Habituation-discrimination en
dc.title Kin recognition by odor discrimination in dwarf hamsters (Phodopus campbelli) using an habituation paradigm en
dc.type Thesis en Master of Science en
dc.description.level Masters en
dc.description.department Department of Psychology en
dc.description.advisor Jerome Frieman en
dc.subject.umi Biology, Ecology (0329) en
dc.subject.umi Psychology, Behavioral (0384) en
dc.subject.umi Psychology, Experimental (0623) en 2007 en December en

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