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The brain monoamines serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine; 5-HT) and dopamine (DA) both play an integrative role in behavioural and neuroendocrine responses to challenges, and comparative models suggest common mechanisms for dietary modulation of transmission by these signal substances in vertebrates. Previous studies in teleosts demonstrate that 7 d of dietary(More)
The present study has investigated the effect of exogenous cortisol on aggression in juvenile rainbow trout, along with the involvement of mineralocorticoid (MR) and glucocorticoid receptors (GR) mediating the effects of cortisol. Fish were fed pellets supplemented with cortisol, the GR antagonist mifepristone (RU486) in combination with cortisol, the MR(More)
Previous studies in a rainbow trout model, selectively bred for high (HR) and low (LR) post stress plasma cortisol levels, have yielded data that are indicative of contrasting stress coping styles. Fish from the HR line have been suggested to display a more diverse behavioral repertoire in challenging situations than the LR counterpart. The present study(More)
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