Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Inheritance of Behavioral Characters in F2 Mallard x Pintail (Anas Pla Tyrhynchos L. x Anas Acuta L.) Hybrids

Inheritance of Behavioral Characters in F2 Mallard x Pintail (Anas Pla Tyrhynchos L. x Anas Acuta... INHERITANCE OF BEHAVIORAL CHARACTERS IN F2 MALLARD x PINTAIL (ANAS PLA TYRHYNCHOS L. x ANAS ACUTA L.) HYBRIDS by ROGER S. SHARPE and PAUL A. JOHNSGARD 1) 2) (Dept. of Zoology, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebr., U.S.A.) (With 3 Figures) (Rec. 15-1-1966) Although the use of species-typical behavior patterns for taxonomic purposes has now become widespread and rather generally accepted as a useful systematic tool (CULLEN, 1959), its validity relies on the premise that related species exhibit genetically controlled behavioral differences within a larger framework of homologous behavioral patterns that can be recognized and measured. Additionally, the utilization of behavioral traits for taxonomic purposes depends not only on one's abilities to recognize and evaluate such species-typical variations among homologous behavioral pheno- types, but also to choose only those behavioral traits which are largely or entirely free of variation resulting from experience. Of these criteria, the first is largely subjective, and depends on the experience and, to a degree, the intuition of the biologist (LoRErrz, I95I- while the second is at least theoretically subject to objective evaluation by controlled breeding experiments. Although a considerable degree of success in this latter area has been achieved with invertebrates, particularly insects, studies http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Behaviour Brill

Inheritance of Behavioral Characters in F2 Mallard x Pintail (Anas Pla Tyrhynchos L. x Anas Acuta L.) Hybrids

Behaviour , Volume 27 (1-2): 259 – Jan 1, 1966

Loading next page...
 
/lp/brill/inheritance-of-behavioral-characters-in-f2-mallard-x-pintail-anas-pla-1mrMd7ugiU
Publisher
Brill
Copyright
© 1966 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0005-7959
eISSN
1568-539X
DOI
10.1163/156853966X00173
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

INHERITANCE OF BEHAVIORAL CHARACTERS IN F2 MALLARD x PINTAIL (ANAS PLA TYRHYNCHOS L. x ANAS ACUTA L.) HYBRIDS by ROGER S. SHARPE and PAUL A. JOHNSGARD 1) 2) (Dept. of Zoology, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebr., U.S.A.) (With 3 Figures) (Rec. 15-1-1966) Although the use of species-typical behavior patterns for taxonomic purposes has now become widespread and rather generally accepted as a useful systematic tool (CULLEN, 1959), its validity relies on the premise that related species exhibit genetically controlled behavioral differences within a larger framework of homologous behavioral patterns that can be recognized and measured. Additionally, the utilization of behavioral traits for taxonomic purposes depends not only on one's abilities to recognize and evaluate such species-typical variations among homologous behavioral pheno- types, but also to choose only those behavioral traits which are largely or entirely free of variation resulting from experience. Of these criteria, the first is largely subjective, and depends on the experience and, to a degree, the intuition of the biologist (LoRErrz, I95I- while the second is at least theoretically subject to objective evaluation by controlled breeding experiments. Although a considerable degree of success in this latter area has been achieved with invertebrates, particularly insects, studies

Journal

BehaviourBrill

Published: Jan 1, 1966

There are no references for this article.