Genetic structure and division of labor in honeybee societies

N. W. Calderone, G. E. Robinson, Robert Page

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Abstract

Recent studies have demonstrated a genotypic component to the division of labor among worker honeybees. However, these studies used artificially-selected strains of bees or colonies derived from queens that were instrumentally inseminated with the semen from very few males. We present evidence for genotypic variability among groups of workers performing tasks in colonies with naturally-mated queens. These results demonstrate that genetic structure is a level of social organization in honeybees.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)765-767
Number of pages3
JournalExperientia
Volume45
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • behavior genetics
  • division of labor
  • honeybee
  • Social behavior

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Calderone, N. W., Robinson, G. E., & Page, R. (1989). Genetic structure and division of labor in honeybee societies. Experientia, 45(8), 765-767. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01974583

Genetic structure and division of labor in honeybee societies. / Calderone, N. W.; Robinson, G. E.; Page, Robert.

In: Experientia, Vol. 45, No. 8, 08.1989, p. 765-767.

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Calderone, NW, Robinson, GE & Page, R 1989, 'Genetic structure and division of labor in honeybee societies', Experientia, vol. 45, no. 8, pp. 765-767. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01974583
Calderone, N. W. ; Robinson, G. E. ; Page, Robert. / Genetic structure and division of labor in honeybee societies. In: Experientia. 1989 ; Vol. 45, No. 8. pp. 765-767.
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