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Gene-Hormone-Environment Interactions in the Regulation of Aggressive Responses: Elegant Analysis of Complex Behavior

Science Signaling  02 Oct 2007:
Vol. 2007, Issue 406, pp. pe55
DOI: 10.1126/stke.4062007pe55

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Abstract

Photoperiodic influences on the relations between levels of a steroid hormone and aggressive behavior add a layer of complexity to our ideas about how genes influence behavior. The effects of estrogens on aggression are modulated by day length and involve both genomic and nongenomic routes of hormone action.

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