Possible significance of anogenital licking by female rat during precopulatory behavioural patterns

P. M. Ambadkar, A. P. Raval

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Abstract

Possible significance of licking of anogenital region by female rat in the initial steps of precopulatory behaviour was studied in short bouts of 3 min each. The order of conspicuous events was (1) exploratory behaviour, (2) partners pursuing each other, (3) head-to-tail orientation and mutual licking of anogenital regions; particularly when females were in oestrous and metoestrous stages and (4) obvious avoidance and even aggressive behaviour by female during dioestrous stage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)318-320
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Experimental Biology
Volume36
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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