behavioral isolation


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behavioral isolation

[behā′vyərəl]
social isolation that results from a person's socially unacceptable behavior.
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In laboratory tests, when mainland females from Sonora, Mexico, or Arizona are allowed to choose between males originating from the mainland or Baja California during courtship, mainland females and Baja males do not mate as frequently as all other male-female combinations causing low but significant one-way behavioral isolation.
Behavioral isolation between mainland and Baja adults was measured by recording the number of copulations in groups of 15 pairs of Baja males and females combined with 15 pairs of mainland males and females in a plastic petri dish containing filter paper moistened with fermenting cactus juice.
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