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Genetic integration of local dispersal and exploratory behaviour in a wild bird

Korsten, P., van Overveld, T., Adriaensen, F. & Matthysen, E., Aug-2013, In : Nature Communications. 4, 7 p., 2362.

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Korsten, P., van Overveld, T., Adriaensen, F., & Matthysen, E. (2013). Genetic integration of local dispersal and exploratory behaviour in a wild bird. Nature Communications, 4, [2362]. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms3362

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Korsten, Peter ; van Overveld, Thijs ; Adriaensen, Frank ; Matthysen, Erik. / Genetic integration of local dispersal and exploratory behaviour in a wild bird. In: Nature Communications. 2013 ; Vol. 4.

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Korsten, P, van Overveld, T, Adriaensen, F & Matthysen, E 2013, 'Genetic integration of local dispersal and exploratory behaviour in a wild bird', Nature Communications, vol. 4, 2362. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms3362

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Genetic integration of local dispersal and exploratory behaviour in a wild bird. / Korsten, Peter; van Overveld, Thijs; Adriaensen, Frank; Matthysen, Erik.

In: Nature Communications, Vol. 4, 2362, 08.2013.

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Korsten P, van Overveld T, Adriaensen F, Matthysen E. Genetic integration of local dispersal and exploratory behaviour in a wild bird. Nature Communications. 2013 Aug;4. 2362. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms3362


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