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Fig. 4 | Biology of Sex Differences

Fig. 4

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

Fig. 4

The location of activities was affected mainly by ambient temperature and partially by orchiectomy. a At the experimental T a of 26 °C, all groups transferred the nest to the TMN cage, whereas at the experimental T a of 32 °C, only female mice transferred the nest to the experimental cage. The difference of nest amount found in each cage is represented on the y-axis. Zero means the mice did not transfer the nesting material. A positive value means transfer of nesting material to the TMN cage while a negative value means transfer to the experimental cage, of which the T a is indicated on the x-axis. Nest-relating activities revealed negative correlations of T a to the b paperwork score and c nest score without an effect of sex or gonadal status. The experimental T a, sex or gonadal status did not affect d the preferred cage for food consumption, but orchiectomy and the experimental T a altered e the preferred cage for defecation. Two-way ANOVA: $$ p S < .01, $$$ p S < .001, # p G < .05, + p S×G < .05, ++ p S×G < .01, and Tukey test: *p < .05, **p < .01. Error bar indicates SEM, n = 7–8 per group

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