The genes that make a good parent

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What is the genetic basis of differences in parental care between promiscuous and monogamous mammal species? A team led by Hopi Hoekstra studied an inter-cross of deer mice and old-field mice that differ in their mating system and parental behaviours. The authors discovered 12 genomic regions contributing to those differences and identified vasopressin as a regulator of nestbuilding behaviour.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)492-494
JournalTrends in genetics : TIG
Early online date17 Jun 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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