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Leaf-borne vibrations are potentially important to caterpillars for communication and risk assessment. Yet, little is known about the vibratory environment of caterpillars, or how they detect and discriminate between vibrations from relevant and non-relevant sources. We measured the vibratory ‘landscape’ of the territorial masked birch caterpillar Drepana(More)
Additional evidence is presented to support our recently reported conclusion that the mitotic factors of mammalian cells, which induce germinal vesicle breakdown and chromosome condensation when injected into fully grown Xenopus laevis oocytes, are localized on metaphase chromosomes. Chromosomes isolated from mitotic HeLa cells were further purified on(More)
Sociometry is the description and analysis of the physical and numerical attributes of social insect colonies over their lifetimes. Sociometric data, such as worker number and nest size are essential for understanding how colonies develop but are rarely collected. Even Apis mellifera, the most intensively studied social insect, has never received a(More)
Drifting, the phenomenon whereby workers from one colony find their way into a foreign colony, is widespread in social insects. In apiaries of the honey bee Apis mellifera, orientation errors lead to high rates of worker drift. Given that A. mellifera workers in apiaries enter foreign colonies accidentally, do they continue to refrain from laying eggs in(More)
A computer simulation model demonstrating the effect of directional selection upon a simplified quantitative genetic character, is presented. Complementary homozygous parents were crossed to generate a fully heterozygous F1 population. Phenotypic truncation selection was effected upon the F2 and subsequent generations, and genotypic and phenotypic response(More)
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