Abstract

Few simultaneous comparative studies of functional diversity have been made at the genus level. Four genera (Pogonomyrmex, Veromessor, Formica, Myrmecocystus) of ants were compared, two of them represented by two species each. Under controlled temperatures, in alternating light and dark, there was more difference in phase of rhythm among than within genera. This evidence adds to previous field evidence for a taxonomic explanation of such diversity in ants.

LLU Discipline

Biology

Department

Biology

School

Graduate School

First Advisor

Elwood S. McCluskey

Second Advisor

Leonard R. Brand

Third Advisor

Conrad D. Clausen

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Degree Level

M.A.

Year Degree Awarded

1975

Date (Title Page)

1-1975

Language

English

Library of Congress/MESH Subject Headings

Ants -- Behavior; Rhythm

Type

Thesis

Page Count

vi; 17

Digital Format

PDF

Digital Publisher

Loma Linda University Libraries

Usage Rights

This title appears here courtesy of the author, who has granted Loma Linda University a limited, non-exclusive right to make this publication available to the public. The author retains all other copyrights.

Collection

Loma Linda University Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Collection Website

http://scholarsrepository.llu.edu/etd/

Repository

Loma Linda University. Del E. Webb Memorial Library. University Archives

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