Genic control of honey bee dance language dialect

@article{Rinderer2004GenicCO,
  title={Genic control of honey bee dance language dialect},
  author={Thomas E. Rinderer and Lorraine D. Beaman},
  journal={Theoretical and Applied Genetics},
  year={2004},
  volume={91},
  pages={727-732}
}
Behavioural genetic analysis of honey bee dance language shows simple Mendelian genic control over certain dance dialect differences. Worker honey bees of one parent colony (yellow) changed from round to transition dances for foraging distances of 20 m and from transition to waggle dances at 40 m. Worker bees of the other parent colony (black) made these shifts at 30 m and 90 m, respectively. F1 colonies behaved identically to their yellow parent, suggesting dominance. Progeny of backcrossing… 

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