Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-25918-813-8

Chapter 54 - Behavioral Biology - Figure 54.4 - Inquiry Question: 1

Answer

The protein coded for by the fosB gene is supposed to stimulate maternal behavior in mice by stimulating the hypothalamus. Without this biochemical key, mouse brains lack maternal attentiveness.

Work Step by Step

This question asks you to review p. 1138 and see how the lack of biochemical stimulus can change critical behaviors.
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