An alternative experimental procedure for studying predator-related defensive responses

@article{RibeiroBarbosa2005AnAE,
  title={An alternative experimental procedure for studying predator-related defensive responses},
  author={{\'E}rika Renata Ribeiro-Barbosa and Newton Sabino Canteras and A. F. Cez{\'a}rio and Robert J. Blanchard and D. Caroline Blanchard},
  journal={Neuroscience \& Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={2005},
  volume={29},
  pages={1255-1263}
}

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