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Brood size in a subsocial bark beetle breeding in live plants

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dc.contributor.author Ugelvik, Mathias Stølen
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-22T12:44:50Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-22T12:44:50Z
dc.date.issued 2009-06-01
dc.date.submitted 2009-06-01 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1956/3554
dc.description.abstract Maternal care is found in many insect species, and maternal care affects both offspring survival and growth significantly. The effect of maternal care was tested on the monogynous bark beetle Scolytodes gunnerae which breeds in live Gunnera petioles, by experimentally removing females from galleries to see how offspring survival and the number of offspring was affected. No consistent effect of female presence was found, and any effect of maternal presence was small. Female presence is discussed, and could be a case of functional semelparity. The brood size for this species was also found to be extremely small, and this is also discussed herein. en
dc.format.extent 549462 bytes en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher The University of Bergen en
dc.rights Copyright the author. All rights reserved en
dc.subject Brood size en
dc.subject Bark beetle en
dc.subject Female removal experiment en
dc.title Brood size in a subsocial bark beetle breeding in live plants en
dc.type Master thesis
dc.type.degree Master i Biologi - Biodiversitet, evolusjon og økologi en
dc.type.course BIODIV en
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Matematikk og Naturvitenskap: 400::Basale biofag: 470 no
dc.rightsHolder The author en
dc.subject.archivecode Mastergrad
dc.subject.nus 759906
dc.type.program MAMN-BIODI en


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