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Genetic Aspects of Aggressions in Nonhuman Animals

Stephen C. Maxson and Andrew Canastar

in Biology of Aggression

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780195168761
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865444 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168761.003.0001
 							Genetic Aspects of Aggressions in Nonhuman Animals

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This chapter explores several contextual issues for developing more fully a comparative genetics of aggression in animals. It begins by describing the types of aggression in animals. It then relates aspects of the evolution and development of aggression to the study of its genetics. This is followed by a consideration of species that are being or could be used to begin a comparative genetics of aggression. A comparative genetics of aggression is most relevant to developing animal models for human aggression.

Keywords: animal aggression; evolution; genetics; human agression; animals

Chapter.  12936 words. 

Subjects: Neuroscience

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