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Biology of the parasitoid Melittobia (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae).
Thought to be highly inbred, Melittobia do not conform to local mate competition (LMC) theory but exhibit simple forms of many social insect traits, including overlapping adult generations, different female phenotypes, close kinship ties, parental care, and altruistic cooperative escape behaviors.
Modelling of energy and carbon budgets of wood fuel coppice systems
Abstract The development and application of a standard methodology for evaluating the energy and carbon budgets of biofuel production systems is described, with emphasis on wood fuel production from
Factors affecting the reproductive biology of Melittobia digitata and failure to meet the sex ratio predictions of Hamilton's local mate competition theory
This study demonstrates that the sex ratio of M. digitata is not altered with increased foundresses, as predicted by Hamilton, and that slight changes in preconditioning may modify reproductive behavior.
Mating and reproduction in the wasp Vespula germanica
Using polymorphic microsatellite markers to study patterns of queen and worker reproduction in annual nests of the wasp Vespula germanica in its introduced range in Australia found that queens were typically polyandrous, and the distribution of the minimum number of male mates of queens followed a Poisson distribution, which suggested that the probability of a queen remating was not affected by previous copulations.
Review of the Biology of Melittobia acasta (Walker) (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) and Additions on Development and Sex Ratio of the Species
Development, sex ratio, and offspring production, on wild, facultative, and factitious hosts, and size of stages at different temperatures are shown; however, as temperature rises development time decreases.
Offspring production and development in the parasitoid wasp Melittobia clavicornis (Cameron) (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) from Japan
The development time, sex ratio and offspring production of Melittobia clavicornis reared with wild, facultative and factitious hosts are presented and female dimorphism in this species is reported for the first time.
Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals: Writing and editing for biomedical publication
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