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Discrimination of nestmate workers and drones in honeybees

Kirchner, WH and Gadagkar, R (1994) Discrimination of nestmate workers and drones in honeybees. In: Insectes Sociaux, 41 (3). pp. 335-338.

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Discrimination of nestmates from non-nestmates has mainly been investigated in female social insects. Little is known about discrimination of males. Here we show that under natural conditions at the nest entrance, honeybee workers can discriminate nestmate drones from non-nestmate drones as effectively as they can discriminate nestmate workers from non-nestmate workers.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Birkhäuser Basel.
Keywords: Nestmate discrimination;Sociobiology;Apis mellifera
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Depositing User: Sumana K
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:34
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/9439

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