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Development of Alcohol Preference in BALB/c Mice

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McClearn and Rodgers1 have reported differences in alcohol preference of various strains of mice tested on a two-bottle choice between water and a 10 per cent ethanol solution. The BALB/c strain is one of several identified as having low alcohol preference. Adult mice of this strain were found to avoid the ingestion of ethanol solutions in concentrations as low as 2.5 per cent2.

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  1. 1

    McClearn, G. E., and Rodgers, D. A., Quart. J. Stud. Alcohol, 20, 691 (1959).

  2. 2

    Rodgers, D. A., and McClearn, G. E., Quart. J. Stud. Alcohol, 23, 26 (1962).

  3. 3

    Siegel, S., Non-parametric Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (McGraw-Hill, 1956).

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  1. RYOKO KAKIHANA: Margaret Snell Fellow, American Association of University Women.

  2. GERALD E. McCLEARN: Associate Research Professor, Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science.

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  1. Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley

    • RYOKO KAKIHANA
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