Schreckstoff: It takes two to panic

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Schreckstoff (fear substance) is an alarm signal released by injured fish that induces a fear response. Its chemical nature has long been debated. A new study finds that zebrafish Schreckstoff is composed of at least three components, two of which elicit the fear response only in combination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R278-R281
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2024 Apr 8

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Behavioral Sciences Biology

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