Genetic Effects on Aggregation Behavior of Beetles

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dc.contributor.author Bhagat, Mira
dc.contributor.author Marshall, Jeremy
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-06T16:24:50Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-06T16:24:50Z
dc.date.issued 2018-12-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/40132
dc.description.abstract Aggregations of insects can often cause problems because they consume large amounts of resources. Species like the Red Flour Beetle are particularly damaging because they can invade locations where humans store food (Lles 2018). Interestingly, different genetic strains of the Red Flour Beetle produce different amounts of aggregation pheromone (Gerken, Scully, Campbell 2018). Here, we tested if two different genetic strains of Red Flour Beetle formed aggregates based on their genetic background or their recent living environments. We found that beetles aggregated based on genetic factors, with environmental conditions being relatively weak. These data suggest that understanding the genetic background of pest insects can shed light on their behavior.
dc.language.iso en_US
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dc.subject Fall 2018
dc.title Genetic Effects on Aggregation Behavior of Beetles
dc.type Text
dc.date.published 2018
dc.citation.ctitle 3rd Entomology Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium. Manhattan, KS: Kansas State University, Department of Entomology.
dc.description.conference 3rd Entomology Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium. Manhattan, KS: Kansas State University, Department of Entomology.


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