Genetic control of migratory behaviour in birds.

  title={Genetic control of migratory behaviour in birds.},
  author={Peter Berthold},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  volume={6 8},
Although it has long been suspected that biannual migration in birds has a direct genetic basis, only in the last decade have details of the inheritance of behavioural traits such as migratory activity and directional preferences been demonstrated. A model has now been developed to estimate how inexperienced first-time migrants manage to reach their unknown… CONTINUE READING



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