The influence of kinship and socialization on aggressive behaviour in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta)

@article{Bernstein1986TheIO,
  title={The influence of kinship and socialization on aggressive behaviour in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta)},
  author={Irwin S. Bernstein and Carolyn L. Ehardt},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1986},
  volume={34},
  pages={739-747}
}

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