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Maternal Effects in Mammals$
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Dario Maestripieri and Jill M. Mateo

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780226501192

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226501222.001.0001

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Maternal Effects in Fissiped Carnivores

Maternal Effects in Fissiped Carnivores

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(p.227) 11 Maternal Effects in Fissiped Carnivores
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Maternal Effects in Mammals
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Kay E. Holekamp

Stephanie M. Dloniak

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226501222.003.0011

This chapter describes a wide range of maternal effects on offspring development in fissiped carnivores. It discusses the influence of maternal social rank on offspring status, reproductive development, play behavior, dispersal patterns, and association patterns in spotted hyenas. This chapter also explains the mechanisms underlying these effects which include differential maternal care, nutritional variables, androgenic hormones, insulin-like growth factors, and stress hormones.

Keywords:   maternal effects, fissiped carnivores, maternal social rank, reproductive development, play behavior, dispersal patterns, association patterns, spotted hyenas, maternal care, androgenic hormones

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