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Fig. 3 | Biology of Sex Differences

Fig. 3

From: Sex difference in thermal preference of adult mice does not depend on presence of the gonads

Fig. 3

Female mice preferred a higher ambient temperature, especially in the inactive phase. a Both male and female mice preferred the TMN over the lower T a (26 °C) while female but not male mice preferred the higher T a (32 °C) over TMN. The thermal preference in the c dark (active) phase and e light (inactive) phase showed distinct patterns. The percentage of time that mice spent in each cage is represented on the y-axis as an angular transformed scale. Zero means the mice equally spent time in both cages. A positive value means preference to the TMN cage while a negative value means a preference to the experimental cage, of which the temperature is indicated on the x-axis. b, d, f Box-and-whisker plots (box indicates interquartile range and whisker is plotted using Tukey method) show the time-weighted average T a that the mice were exposed to. The gray area indicates a temperature range of 28.5–29.5 °C. Two-way ANOVA: $ p S < .05, $$$ p S < .001, # p G < .05, + p S×G < .05, ++ p S×G < .01, and Tukey test: *p < .05, **p < .01, ***p < .001. Error bar indicates SEM, n = 7–8 per group

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