Bio ch 51 terms 1

Bio ch 51 terms 1 - The acquired ability to associate one...

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agonistic behavior (a´-go-nis´-tik) In animals, an often ritualized contest that determines which competitor gains access to a resource, such as food or mates. Altruism (al´-tru-iz-um) Selflessness; behavior that reduces an individual’s fitness while increasing the fitness of another individual. Archenteron (ar-ken´-tuh-ron) The endoderm-lined cavity, formed during gastrulation, that develops into the digestive tract of an animal. associative learning
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Unformatted text preview: The acquired ability to associate one environmental feature (such as a color) with another (such as danger). Behavior (in animals) Individually, an action carried out by muscles or glands under control of the nervous system in response to a stimulus; collectively, the sum of an animal’s responses to external and internal stimuli. behavioral ecology The study of the evolution of and ecological basis for animal behavior....
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2011 for the course BIO V23.0012 taught by Professor Borowsky during the Spring '10 term at NYU.

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