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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The effect of pre-weaning housing on the play and agonistic behaviour of domestic pigs.
The effect of housing conditions and social environment immediately after weaning on the agonistic behaviour, neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio, and plasma glucose level in pigs.
Agonistic behaviour of free-ranging dogs (Canis familiaris) in relation to season, sex and age.
The organization of intraspecific agonistic behaviour in the rat.
Agonistic behaviour in male and female field crickets, Gryllus bimaculatus, and how behavioural context influences its expression.
The term agonistic behaviour encompasses flight and other actions that are threatening, aggressive, defensive, and submissive.
The influence of size differential on agonistic behaviour in the freshwater crayfish, Cherax cuspidatus (Decapoda: Parastacidae).
Relative tolerance and communication in agonistic behaviour between females of Loxosceles gaucho (Araneae, Sicariidae).