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Change in somatic growth rates of Microtus pennsylvanicus as a result of cross-fostering with Peromyscus leucopusAuthor(s): Harvey R. Smith
Source: Research Note NE-235. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionA litter of five meadow voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus) was cross-fostered on a white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus). All Microtus pups survived through weaning. Daily weight gain was 0.30 gm before weaning and 0.96 gm after weaning. When weaned, the Microtus pups were approximately 1/3 normal size for that stage of development. The timing of post-natal physiological events was not affected by cross-fostering.
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CitationSmith, Harvey R. 1977. Change in somatic growth rates of Microtus pennsylvanicus as a result of cross-fostering with Peromyscus leucopus. Research Note NE-235. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4p.
KeywordsMicrotus, Peromyscus, cross-fostering, somatic growth, physiological growth
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