Agonistic behavior in naïve juvenile lobsters depleted of serotonin by 5,7-dihydroxytryptamine

  title={Agonistic behavior in na{\"i}ve juvenile lobsters depleted of serotonin by 5,7-dihydroxytryptamine},
  author={Sarah B. Doernberg and Stuart I. Cromarty and Ralf Heinrich and Barbara S. Beltz and Edward A. Kravitz},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
We have been exploring the role of serotonin in fighting behavior in lobsters using a specific model of agonistic behavior, the establishment of hierarchical relationships between pairs of socially naïve juvenile lobsters. We selected this model because the behavior is easily evoked, readily quantifiable, and the effects of experience are eleminated by using socially naïve animals. In these studies we injected a specific neurotoxin, 5,7-dihydroxytryptamine, into juvenile lobsters over a 4-week… CONTINUE READING

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