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dc.contributor.advisor Strassmann, Joan E.
dc.creatorKlingler, Ceal Jenifer
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T00:01:54Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T00:01:54Z
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/13964
dc.description.abstract I examined biting, grooming, and inspection behavior in a pre-emergent colony of Parachartergus colobopterus, a neotropical swarm-founding wasp, to determine whether kin discrimination occurs between adult colony members. If within-colony kin discrimination exists, this is a likely place to find it. Low relatedness among colony members at some points in the colony cycle reduces advantages of nestmate discrimination and increases possible advantages of within-colony kin discrimination. I found no evidence of kin discrimination in length or frequency of biting and grooming interactions. Furthermore, interactants in biting, inspection, and grooming interactions were no more or less related than by chance. Results suggest that members of the species P. colobopterus do not identify and preferentially aid closer kin within a colony.
dc.format.extent 66 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectEntomology
Ecology
Genetics
dc.title Grooming, aggression, and genetic relatedness in Parachartergus colobopterus, a neotropical swarm-founding wasp
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Biology
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.identifier.citation Klingler, Ceal Jenifer. "Grooming, aggression, and genetic relatedness in Parachartergus colobopterus, a neotropical swarm-founding wasp." (1995) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/13964.


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