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Brain Res. 2004 Mar 26;1002(1-2):151-7.

Social approach-avoidance behavior of inbred mouse strains towards DBA/2 mice.

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Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 415 Curie Boulevard, Room 111, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6140, USA. ebrodkin@mail.med.upenn.edu

Abstract

Little is known about the genetics of social approach-avoidance behaviors. We measured social approach-avoidance of prepubescent female C57BL/6J, DBA/2J, FVB/NJ, AKR/J, A/J, and BALB/cJ mice towards prepubescent DBA/2J female mice. C57BL/6J mice showed the greatest predominance of approach, while BALB/cJ mice showed the greatest predominance of avoidance. Thus, this phenotype is affected by spontaneous genetic variation in mice and can be measured in an assay useful for future neurogenetic studies.

PMID:
14988045
DOI:
10.1016/j.brainres.2003.12.013
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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