Testing the effect of oxytocin on social grooming in bonobos

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BROOKS, James, Fumihiro KANO, Hanling YEOW, Naruki MORIMURA, Shinya YAMAMOTO, 2022. Testing the effect of oxytocin on social grooming in bonobos. In: American Journal of Primatology. Wiley. 84(12). ISSN 0275-2565. eISSN 1098-2345. Available under: doi: 10.1002/ajp.23444

@article{Brooks2022-12Testi-58886, title={Testing the effect of oxytocin on social grooming in bonobos}, year={2022}, doi={10.1002/ajp.23444}, number={12}, volume={84}, issn={0275-2565}, journal={American Journal of Primatology}, author={Brooks, James and Kano, Fumihiro and Yeow, Hanling and Morimura, Naruki and Yamamoto, Shinya} }

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