Mouse Ethogram

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An Ethogram for the Laboratory Mouse

This site provides an online bioinformatics resource for researchers interested in observing and recording laboratory mouse behavior in the homecage environment.

The site is divided into three main areas:

The Mouse ethogram - An ethogram is an operationalized list of behaviors, arranged by their adaptive meaning to the animal. Different protocols, designed to capture different aspects of behavior will use a subset of the behaviors in the ethogram.

Methods and Protocols - These pages cover general methods for recording and analyzing home-cage video; and individual protocols designed for capturing particular aspects of behavior

Background information - These pages contain background information including links to contributors and links to cited references.

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