Lab mouse ultrasonic song 4

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Title Lab mouse ultrasonic song 4
Common Name House Mouse
Scientific Name Mus musculus
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Craniata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Muridae
Genus Mus
Subject Mammals; Nature sounds
Spatial Coverage Saint Louis (Mo.); Missouri
Creator Holy, Timothy E.; Guo, Zhongsheng
Media Rights Management Audio file copyright Timothy E. Holy and Zhongsheng Guo, with a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic license;
Publisher Western Soundscape Archive, University of Utah
Date 2004
Type Sound
Format audio/mpeg
Digitization Specifications Compressed from .wav format into .mp3 delivery format
Contributing Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
Description Slowed down recording of a male lab mouse of the strain B6D2F1
Note Slowed down recording of a male lab mouse of the strain B6D2F1; recordings are from a study published in the journal PLoS Biology: Holy TE, Guo Z (2005) Ultrasonic Songs of Male Mice. PLoS Biol 3(12): e386. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0030386; The study's abstract reads: "Previously it was shown that male mice, when they encounter female mice or their pheromones, emit ultrasonic vocalizations with frequencies ranging over 30110 kHz. Here, we show that these vocalizations have the characteristics of song, consisting of several different syllable types, whose temporal sequencing includes the utterance of repeated phrases. Individual males produce songs with characteristic syllabic and temporal structure. This study provides a quantitative initial description of male mouse songs, and opens the possibility of studying song production and perception in an established genetic model organism"; this recording is from Audio S3 of the study, which the authors describe as a "Pitch-Shifted (16) Playback of a Longer Segment of Song; The triply repeated phrase shown in Figure 6B begins at 40 s into the recording."
Full Nature Serve Report
Source File Recording Equipment "Sounds were recorded with a microphone and amplifier (1/4 microphone, model 4939, Brel and Kjr, Nrum, Denmark) with flat frequency response out to 100 kHz and diminishing sensitivity at higher frequencies. Sounds were digitized at 250 kHz, 16 bits (National Instruments, Austin, Texas, United States) and captured to disk within a custom MATLAB-based program. To attenuate environmental noise, trials were conducted in a wooden enclosure with a transparent Plexiglas front. A slow stream of fresh air flowed through each chamber." -- Holy TE, Guo Z (2005) Ultrasonic Songs of Male Mice. PLoS Biol 3(12): e386. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0030386
ARK ark:/87278/s6qj7wqc
Setname uu_wss
Date Created 2010-01-12
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 1118896
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