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aggression

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

Behaviour in an animal that serves to intimidate or injure another animal, but that is not connected with predation.

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auditory signals

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

An aspect of communication in which certain properties of sound have been exploited during evolution. Sound production can be turned on and off rapidly, and varied in other ways, so as to...

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co-adaptation

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The development and maintenance of advantageous genetic traits, so that mutual relationships can persist. Predator–prey and flower–pollinator relationships often exhibit examples of...

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control

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

The ability to determine the value of dependent variables. Complete controllability means that it is possible to move any state (of a system) to any other state during any finite interval...

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cooperative behaviour

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

Behaviour in which members of a species combine in an activity, such as hunting, anti-predator behaviour, or care of the young, and in which there is coordination among individuals, to...

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culture

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A population of micro-organisms or of the dissociated cells of a tissue grown, for experiment, in a nutrient medium: they multiply by asexual division.

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dance of the bees

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A celebrated example of communication in animals, first investigated by Karl von Frisch (1886–1982). Honeybee workers on returning to the hive after a successful foraging expedition perform...

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deceit

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

The intentional attempt to mislead people. It gives rise to questions of definition (separating it from such neighbours as exaggeration, irony, parody) and to questions of justification....

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displacement activity

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences — Psychology.

An activity shown by an animal that appears to be irrelevant to its situation. Displacement activities are frequently observed when there is conflict between opposing drives. For example,...

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display

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

Stereotyped behaviour, involved in communication, that is largely acquired genetically. It may be associated with courtship, in which physical characteristics (plumage, antlers, etc.) are...

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