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Title Modelling of genetic caste determination in social insects
Author Lollesgaard, Kristian
Supervisor Nielsen, Bo Friis (Mathematical Statistics, Department of Informatics and Mathematical Modeling, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)
Institution Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Thesis level Master's thesis
Year 2009
Abstract 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.
Imprint Technical University of Denmark (DTU) : Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Series IMM-M.Sc.-2009-67
Original PDF ep09_67_net.pdf (0.69 MB)
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