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Title:Genetic and Hormonal Regulation of Worker Behavioural Development in Honey Bees
Author(s):Giray, Tugrul
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Robinson, Gene E.
Department / Program:Entomology
Discipline:Entomology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Biology, Animal Physiology
Abstract:How such plastic physiological and genetic regulation mechanisms for behavioral development might have evolved in the highly eusocial insects has been studied only theoretically. I performed three experiments with male honey bees (drones) to investigate how mechanisms regulating worker behavioral development may have evolved. I demonstrated common hormonal and genetic mechanisms regulating behavioral development in workers and drones, which suggests that these mechanisms did not evolve strictly within the context of worker social behavior.
Issue Date:1997
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:112 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/86475
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9812597
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:1997


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