Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

The Effects of Inbreeding On Aggression in Wild Male House Mice (Mus Domesticus)

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

image of Behaviour

This study examined the effect of inbreeding on aggression levels and competitive ability in wild male house mice. Wild mice were bred in the laboratory to produce males of three levels of inbreeding: male offspring of unrelated parents, male offspring of first-cousin parents, and male offspring of full-sibling parents. Paired encounters were staged between males of the three offspring groups, when the males reached maturity. Less inbred males won more encounters and tended to have higher scores of aggression level than more inbred males. If competitive ability in the laboratory is related to competitive ability in nature, wild mice from this population may benefit from avoiding inbreeding and the consequent decrease in aggression levels and competitive ability.

Affiliations: 1: Department of Biology, State University of New York, Albany, NY 12222, USA


Full text loading...


Data & Media loading...

Article metrics loading...



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Behaviour — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation