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The Genetic Basis of Fish Behaviour

  • D. L. G. Noakes

Abstract

Basic principles of inheritance (e.g. like begets like, children inherit grandfather’s chin, the familial patterns of inheritance of haemophilia and other inborn conditions, and the selective breeding of domestic livestock and pet species) are widely accepted even though some of these are misunderstandings, or even misconceptions. A major problem which we have to face is that behaviour rarely bears the direct, one-to-one relationship to genes as do enzymes or perhaps even structural features of the phenotype (Dawkins 1982; Thomson 1984). The more complex and often more poorly defined features that we refer to as behaviour require elaboration.

Keywords

Rainbow Trout Courtship Behaviour Fish Behaviour Jigsaw Puzzle Poecilia Reticulata 
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