agonistic behavior

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agonistic behavior

[¦ag·ə¦nis·tik bi′hāv·yər]
(psychology)
In social animals, fighting and escape behavior common in males during the rutting season.
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Influence of origin litter on social rank, agonistic behaviour and growth performance of piglets after weaning.
Foraging behaviour, reproduction, and agonistic behaviour constitute a triad of selective pressures that drive evolutionary responses proper for each sex in Brachyura crustaceans [54].
Watson, "Agonistic behaviour and biogenic amines in shore crabs Carcinus maenas," Journal of Experimental Biology, vol.
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).
Resource quality affects the agonistic behaviour of territorial salamanders.
Agonistic behaviour after mixing in pigs under commercial farm conditions.
In this study, we analysed the effect of SB-205384 (0.5-4 mg/kg, i.p), a positive modulator of GABA-A receptors containing [alfa]3 subunit, on agonistic behaviour elicited by isolation in male mice.
1992: Is reduced affiliative rather than increased agonistic behaviour associated with dispersal in red foxes?