Coordinated activities thatanimals carry out in response tostimuli.
Information-laden cue directed byone member of a species toanother. May be chemical, visual,acoustic, or tactile.
Type of signaling molecule usedin cell-tocell communication. Inanimals, a secretory product of anendocrine gland, endocrine cell,or certain neurons. In plants, asecretory product of cells inprimary shoots or roots.
Learning that occurs during asensitive period for a younganimal, triggered by exposure to asimple stimulus.
Genetic contribution to the nextgeneration by an individual and itsclose relatives.
Any behavior that an animalperforms without having firstlearned it through experience.
Behavior that is modified as aresult of experience or practice.
Microevolutionary process; theoutcome of differences in survivaland reproduction amongindividuals that differ in the detailsof their heritable traits.
Posterior pituitary hormone;induces lactation and shrinkage of