Alcohol consumption and sensory threshold differences between C57BL/6J and DBA/2J mice

J. K. Belknap, R. R. Coleman, K. Foster

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Using a lithium induced taste-aversion paradigm with varying concentrations of alcohol (ethanol), C57BL/6J mice showed a higher avoidance threshold than DBA/2J mice, thus indicating that the large strain differences in ethanol preference reported in the literature may be, to some extent, caused by strain differences in the stimulus saliency of ethanol solutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-74
Number of pages4
JournalPhysiological Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1978


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  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Physiology

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