agonistic behaviour

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agonistic behaviour

a broad grouping of behaviour patterns that not only includes all aspects of AGGRESSION, including threat and actual attack, but also the consequent aspects of appeasement and flight.
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It has been suggested that the agonistic behavior of suckling piglets could have some adaptive value for them [3].
To understand the patterns of competitive interactions in arid environments, we observed native and non-native bees in the Tehuacan desert in Mexico to determine whether individuals of the oligolectic bee Lithurgus littoralis Cockerell (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) displayed agonistic behavior to A.
Crayfish present an attractive model for the study of aggression and social hierarchies because of their ritualized, agonistic behavior (Huber et al.
During a 3-year period, a captive American flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) group showed recurring seasonal changes in the pattern of agonistic behavior.
It is possible that this incomplete transformation at morphological level could be associated with an incomplete transformation at the physiological level, which in turn could be responsible for the altered agonistic behavior observed in AFM (Alcantar-Vazquez et al.
In the female monosex culture, the animals burrowed less often and revealed higher inactivity and agonistic behavior than animals in mixed and male monosex cultures (Figure 2.
A draw was declared if: the voles exhibited too little agonistic behavior to establish a dominant/subordinate relationship; both subjects exhibited ca.
Shortly after their arrival, the specimens showed extremely agonistic behavior towards each other and were isolated.
Keywords: Blackstripe topminnow, northern studfish, banded killifish, northern starhead topminnow, agonistic behavior