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Behavioural Genomics: An Organismic Perspective
Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
The behavioural patterns observed in many organisms generally result from the integration of both external and internal cues. Why do animals behave the way they do? The study of the proximate and ultimate mechanisms underlying animal behaviour tries to answer this question. Although various approaches have been developed for examiningoften quantitatively and with increasing specificity and resolutionthe roles genes play in the regulation of behaviour, until recently they were limited todoi:10.1002/9780470015902.a0022554 fatcat:z27q7irx6vh3jhx5szsz3wigb4