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Biology of Aggression$
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Randy J. Nelson

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195168761

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168761.001.0001

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Genetic Aspects of Aggressions in Nonhuman Animals

Genetic Aspects of Aggressions in Nonhuman Animals

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(p.3) 1 Genetic Aspects of Aggressions in Nonhuman Animals
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Biology of Aggression
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Stephen C. Maxson

Andrew Canastar

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168761.003.0001

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

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