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Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2005 09:59:08 -0800
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Bioacoustic papers in PLoS Biology
Dec 2005, Vol. 3 Issue 12, e-386

Ultrasonic Songs of Male Mice
Timothy E. Holy, Zhongsheng Guo
Vocalizations emitted by male mice when encountering female pheromones have
the characteristics of song, including temporal structure and repeated

* Open access, freely available online*
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Abstract: Previously it was shown that male mice, when they encounter female mice or 
their pheromones, emit ultrasonic vocalizations with frequencies ranging over 
30–110 kHz. Here, we show that these vocalizations have the characteristics of 
song, consisting of several different syllable types, whose temporal sequencing 
includes the utterance of repeated phrases. Individual males produce songs with 
characteristic syllabic and temporal structure. This study provides a quantitative 
initial description of male mouse songs, and opens the possibility of studying song 
production and perception in an established genetic model organism.

Clementine Vignal, PhD.
Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Kelley Laboratory, Neurobiology and Behavior
913 Fairchild Center for Biological Sciences
Columbia University
1212 Amsterdam avenue, NEW YORK, NY 10027, USA.
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