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Modulation of Sensing and Sharing Food-Related Information in the Honey Bee

Abstract Food is an essential driver of animal behavior. For social organisms, the acquisition of food guides interactions with the environment and with group-mates. Studies have focused on how social individuals find and choose food sources, and share both food and information with group-mates. However, it is often not clear how experiences throughout an individual's life influence such interactions. The core question of this thesis is how individuals’ experience contributes to within-caste behavioral variation in a social group. I investigate the effects of individual history, including physical injury and food-related experience, on individuals' social food sharing behavior, responses to food-related stimuli, and the associated neural bio... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Finkelstein, Abigail Basya (Author) / Amdam, Gro V (Advisor) / Conrad, Cheryl (Committee member) / Smith, Brian (Committee member) / Neisewander, Janet (Committee member) / Bimonte-Nelson, Heather (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Animal sciences / Neurosciences / Brain / Honey bee / Neuroethology / Social behavior
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 120 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Biology 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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