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Conserved Genetic Basis of a Quantitative Plumage Trait Involved in Mate Choice
A key question in evolutionary genetics is whether shared genetic mechanisms underlie the independent evolution of similar phenotypes across phylogenetically divergent lineages. Here we show that inExpand
Non-lethal sampling of honey bee, Apis mellifera, DNA using wing tips
DNA sampling of insects frequently relies upon lethal or invasive methods. Because insect colonies contain numerous workers it is often possible to destructively sample workers for genetic analysis.Expand
Experimental Manipulation of Sexual Selection Promotes Greater Male Mating Capacity but does not Alter Sperm Investment
Sexual selection theory makes clear predictions regarding male spermatogenic investment. To test these predictions we used experimental sexual selection in Drosophila pseudoobscura, a spermExpand
A TEST OF WORKER POLICING THEORY IN AN ADVANCED EUSOCIAL WASP, VESPULA RUFA
Abstract Mutual policing is an important mechanism for maintaining social harmony in group‐living organisms. In some ants, bees, and wasps, workers police male eggs laid by other workers in order toExpand
A test of worker policing theory in an advanced eusocial wasp, Vespula rufa.
Mutual policing is an important mechanism for maintaining social harmony in group-living organisms. In some ants, bees, and wasps, workers police male eggs laid by other workers in order to maintainExpand
Honeybee guards do not use food-derived odors to recognize non- nest mates: a test of the Odor Convergence hypothesis
Honeybee (Apis mellifera) colonies rob honey from each other during periods of nectar shortage. Persistent robbing can kill weak colonies. Primarily responsible for preventing robbing are guard bees.Expand
Large Scale Biodiversity, Environmental Gradients and Ecosystem Sustainability. Report on workshop outputs from Marine and Terrestrial & Freshwater community perspectives (15th and 16th December 2008)
This document outlines the objectives, background and outcomes of two workshops held at the Defra Innovation Centre, Reading on 15-16 December 2008. These workshops were held to help develop theExpand