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By Edward M. Barrows

ISBN-10: 0849320054

ISBN-13: 9780849320057

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Over time the drive again rises. (2) A hypothetical state of the animal which is identified by: (a) gross changes in the relative frequency of broad classes of behavior that are not attributable to disease, learning, or growth; (b) changes in running-wheel activity; or (c) changes in cage-motility. , of ACTH, testosterone, sodium chloride), by temperature changes, or intense stimulation. Some can be specified only by stating the time of the year. (3) A state of the animal established by deprivation of food or water, or by the presentation of electrical shock, characterized by a change in the relative rates of occurrence of a specified set of operant responses.

In many species this is a specific action pattern that has been demonstrated to reduce the risk of aerial predation. Ejaculation. Release of sperm during copulation. Electrocommunication. The capacity of electric fish to transmit social signals by electric organ discharges. (IB) Electrophoresis. A technique for separating molecules, particularly proteins, with different charges are separated by their different rates of migration in an electric field. (E) Emancipation. When a behavior pattern takes on a different or additional function in the course of evolution, where the underlying drive has changed or been replaced by another controlling mechanisms.

The production of ultrasonic sounds which are reflected off ogjects in the environment and are used for locating the position of objects. (mH) Eclosion. Emergence of the adult from the pupa. Ecological niche. The range of combinations of all relevant environmental variables under which a species or population can persist; often more loosely used to describe the "role" of a species, or the resources it utilizes. (F) Ecological release. When a competitor is not present in an area such as on an island and individuals of a species expand their feeding and habitat preferences.

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