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Research Article

A Comparison of Scent Marking between a Monogamous and Promiscuous Species of Peromyscus: Pair Bonded Males Do Not Advertise to Novel Females

  • Elizabeth A. Becker mail,

    eflorek@wisc.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Sarah Petruno,

    Affiliation: Division of Biological Sciences, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Catherine A. Marler

    Affiliations: Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Department of Zoology, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Published: February 29, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0032002

About the Authors

Elizabeth A. Becker, Catherine A. Marler
Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
Catherine A. Marler
Department of Zoology, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
Sarah Petruno
Division of Biological Sciences, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: eflorek@wisc.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EAB SP CAM. Performed the experiments: EAB SP. Analyzed the data: EAB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CAM. Wrote the paper: EAB CAM.