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dc.contributor.authorMalkemper, E. Pascalen_US
dc.contributor.authorEder, Stephan H. K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBegall, Sobineen_US
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, John B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWinklhofer, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorHart, Vlastimilen_US
dc.contributor.authorBurda, Hyneken_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-20T00:38:41Z
dc.date.available2017-02-20T00:38:41Z
dc.date.issued2015-04-29en_US
dc.identifier.issn2045-2322en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/75068
dc.description.abstractThe mammalian magnetic sense is predominantly studied in species with reduced vision such as mole-rats and bats. Far less is known about surface-dwelling (epigeic) rodents with well-developed eyes. Here, we tested the wood mouse Apodemus sylvaticus for magnetoreception using a simple behavioural assay in which mice are allowed to build nests overnight in a visually symmetrical, circular arena. The tests were performed in the ambientmagnetic field or in a field rotated by 906.When plotted with respect tomagnetic north, the nests were bimodally clustered in the northern and southern sectors, clearly indicating that the animals used magnetic cues. Additionally,micewere tested in the ambientmagnetic field with a superimposed radio frequencymagnetic field of the order of 100 nT.Wood mice exposed to a 0.9 to 5 MHz frequency sweep changed their preference from north-south to east-west. In contrast tobirds, however, a constant frequency field tuned to the Larmor frequency (1.33 MHz) had no effect on mouse orientation. In sum, we demonstratedmagnetoreception in wood mice and provide first evidence for a radical-pair mechanism in a mammal.en
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherNature Publishing Groupen_US
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dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)*
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dc.subjectMultidisciplinary Sciencesen_US
dc.subjectScience & Technology - Other Topicsen_US
dc.subjectMAGNETIC COMPASS ORIENTATIONen_US
dc.subjectDIRECTIONAL PREFERENCEen_US
dc.subjectSUBTERRANEAN RODENTen_US
dc.subjectPAIR MECHANISMen_US
dc.subjectHOMING PIGEONSen_US
dc.subjectBIRDSen_US
dc.subjectMAMMALSen_US
dc.subjectMICEen_US
dc.subjectCRYPTOCHROMEen_US
dc.subjectNAVIGATIONen_US
dc.titleMagnetoreception in the wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus): influence of weak frequency-modulated radio frequency fieldsen_US
dc.typeArticle - Refereed
dc.description.versionPublished (Publication status)en_US
dc.title.serialSCIENTIFIC REPORTSen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1038/srep09917
dc.identifier.volume5en_US
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