Animal Behavior Desk Reference: A Dictionary of Animal by Edward M. Barrows

By Edward M. Barrows

"Words are our instruments, and, in any case, we should always use fresh instruments. we must always understand what we suggest and what we don't, and we needs to forearm ourselves opposed to the traps that language units us."

-- the necessity for certain Terminology, Austin (1957, 7–8)

It follows that, for powerful and effective conversation, humans must have, or a minimum of comprehend, an identical designated terminology. Such terminology is essential for the development of simple, theoretical, and utilized technology, but too frequently there's ambiguity among clinical and customary definitions or even discrepancies within the clinical literature.

Providing a typical floor and platform for distinctive medical communique in animal habit, ecology, evolution, and comparable branches of biology, Animal habit table Reference, A Dictionary of habit, Ecology, and Evolution, 3rd Edition comprises greater than 800 new phrases and definitions, forty eight new figures, and millions of additives and enhancements.

Using a dictionary layout to provide definitions in a customary, simply available demeanour, the book’s major physique emphasizes conceptual phrases, instead of anatomical components or taxonomic phrases, and specializes in nouns, instead of verbs or adjectives. time period hierarchies are dealt with with bulleted entries and phrases with a number of definitions are incorporated as superscripted entries. All assets are stated and so much are paraphrased to comply to uniform sort and length.

The dictionary additionally comprises nontechnical and out of date phrases, synonyms, pronunciations, and notes and reviews, in addition to etymologies, time period originators, and similar evidence. Appendices deal with organism names, companies, and databases.

Devoted to the suitable and proper use of medical language, this 3rd version of a bestselling standard allows scholars and scientists alike to speak their findings and advertise the effective development of science.

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A hypothesized allele that encodes the production of a recognition cue and simultaneously an organism’s ability to recognize this cue in conspecifics, leading to its discriminating kin from nonkin (Wilson 1987, 12). cf. v. Existence of recognition alleles has not been demonstrated (Wilson 1987, 12). revertantâ•… n. “An allele that undergoes back mutation” (Lincoln et al. 1985). See revertant. segregation-distorter alleleâ•… n. A meiotic-drive locus in Drosophila (Rieger et al. 1991). silent allele, silent mutant, silent section (of a chromosome)â•… n.

Comment: Some frog and toad species make bleating sounds (Conant 1958). t. baa barkâ•… n. In Canis familiaris (Domestic Dogs): A sharp, explosive cry (Oxford English Dictionary 1972, entries from 1562). For example, in some toad, gecko, and squirrel species; Craugastor augusti (Barking Frogs); Prairie Dogs; and Foxes: A vocalization similar to a dog’s bark (Oxford English Dictionary 1972, entries from 1562; Conant 1958; Wilson 1975, 473; Grady and Hoogland 1986, 108). t. bark boomingâ•… n. In Tympanuchus cupido (Greater Prairie Chickens): A male’s making a hollow threesyllabled oo-loo-woo that suggests the sound made by blowing across the mouth of a soda bottle (Peterson 1947, 76).

2). temporary altruismâ•… See altruism: reciprocal altruism. true altruismâ•… See altruism (def. 2 and 4). weak altruismâ•… n. An interaction between an actor and recipient in which (1) the actor has reduced fitness and the recipient has no fitness change, or (2) the actor has no fitness change and the recipient has increased fitness (Gadagkar 1993, 233). ♦⎦altruism investmentâ•… See investment: altruism investment. ♦⎦altruistic altruismâ•… See altruism (def. 4). ♦⎦altruistic behaviorâ•… See altruism.

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