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A diallel analysis of male mouse sex behavior

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Seventeen sex behavior variables resulting from 538 matings by 135 males of A/J, C57BL/6J, and DBA/2J inbred mouse strains and their reciprocal hybrids were analyzed using the diallel cross, fixed-effects model for maternal effects. Proportions of total genetic variance ranged from 0.09 to 0.62. Proportions of variance due to common genic contributions of the paternal lines ranged from 0.00 to 0.33. Proportions of variance due to inter-and intra-allelic interactions ranged from 0.00 to 0.29. Only one variable showed maternal effects.

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Vale, J.R., Ray, D. A diallel analysis of male mouse sex behavior. Behav Genet 2, 199–209 (1972).

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  • Genetic Variance
  • Male Mouse
  • Mouse Strain
  • Maternal Effect
  • Inbred Mouse