Genetic Effects Influence Grouping Behavior in Beetles

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dc.contributor.author Sharp, Haelea
dc.contributor.author Marshall, Jeremy
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-06T16:24:56Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-06T16:24:56Z
dc.date.issued 2018-12-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/40173
dc.description.abstract We studied the behavioral patterns of Red Flour Beetles. They are a common pest of stored grain products. This experiment tested the grouping behavior of two strains of Red Flour Beetle to see if observed grouping behavior could have a genetic or environmental influence. We hypothesized that if different strains were closely associated for two weeks their environment would encourage them to demonstrate grouping behavior together. When observing the specimens we could not confirm the hypothesis. Beetles of the same line tended to group together while unrelated individuals did not tend to associate even after two weeks in the same jar. For these two strains, an environmental effect on grouping is not supported. This could potentially be used in further research on effective control methods and how to tailor them to specific strains.
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dc.subject Fall 2018
dc.title Genetic Effects Influence Grouping Behavior in 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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