||Modelling of genetic caste determination in social insects
||Nielsen, Bo Friis (Mathematical Statistics, Department of Informatics and Mathematical Modeling, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)
||Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
||Females in species of social insects can develop into one of two general castes.
A reproductive caste and a caste that is more or less sterile. Until recently it
was believed that caste was determined purely by environmental factors during
infant development, but studies have documented the presence of a genetic
component to caste determination. How this component is maintained without
either going to fixation or extinction will be examined using mathematical models.
||Technical University of Denmark (DTU) : Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Creation date: 2009-10-13
Update date: 2010-08-25