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The Genetic Basis of Behaviour

Gadagkar, R (1988) The Genetic Basis of Behaviour. In: IUSSI Indian Chapter, Newsletter, 2 (2). p. 45.

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To what extent is animal behaviour genetically determined ? This question has been actively investigated since the time of Charles Darwin and especially since the time of another grandson of Erasmus Darwin namely Francis Galdon who might be considered as the Father of behaviour genetics. lntemst in the genetic control of behaviour has become even more strong with the advent of genetic theories for the evolution of behaviour which is what Sociobiology is all about. That genes influence behaviour has always been obvious, but to put our fingers on single well defined genes which determine well defined dilscrete behaviours has not at all been easy. The ma in reason for this must be that because behaviour is a very complex phenomenon, several genes r..robably act in concert to bring about any kiod of behaviour.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: IUSSI Indian Chapter, Newsletter
Publisher: IUSSI Indian Chapter
Keywords: Genetic basis, Behavior, Honey bee, Apis mellifera, Hygiene, Unhygenic
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2021 09:11
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2021 09:11
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/67772

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