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Breed, Michael D Professor

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Research

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  • How do members of a social group identify other members of the same group? This question is a core issue in understanding social behavior. In social insects group membership is usually identified by odor. Nestmate discrimination is expressed by guards a colony entrances, and potential intruders are forcibly excluded. My laboratory has focused on the chemical cues used by honeybees in making these discriminations. One interesting finding is that fatty acids play a key role in honeybees nestmate recognition, and that bees within a colony derive their recognition signal from fatty acids in comb wax. How do honeybee workers get matched with tasks in their colony? Our studies have shown that these tasks are performed by middle-aged bees. By placing these activities within the larger framework of colony activities, we can develop an understanding of how honeybe

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  • Behavior and ecology of social insects

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • EBIO 2840 Independent Study: Lower Division (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 3930 Internship (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 4840 Independent Study: Upper Division (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 4870 Independent Research: Upper Division (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 4990 EBIO Honors Thesis Research (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 5840 Independent Study (Master's Level) (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 6840 Independent Research (Master's Level) (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 6940 Master's Degree Candidate - Plan II (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 7840 Independent Study (Doctoral Level) (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 8840 Independent Research (Doctoral Level) (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 2840 Independent Study: Lower Division (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 3010 Teaching Biology (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 3930 Internship (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 4840 Independent Study: Upper Division (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 4870 Independent Research: Upper Division (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 5840 Independent Study (Master's Level) (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 6840 Independent Research (Master's Level) (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 6940 Master's Degree Candidate - Plan II (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 6950 Master's Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 7840 Independent Study (Doctoral Level) (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 8840 Independent Research (Doctoral Level) (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 3930 Internship (Summer 2018)
  • EBIO 4840 Independent Study: Upper Division (Summer 2018)
  • EBIO 4870 Independent Research: Upper Division (Summer 2018)
  • EBIO 2840 Independent Study: Lower Division (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 3930 Internship (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 4840 Independent Study: Upper Division (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 4870 Independent Research: Upper Division (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 4990 EBIO Honors Thesis Research (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 5840 Independent Study (Master's Level) (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 6840 Independent Research (Master's Level) (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 6940 Master's Degree Candidate - Plan II (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 7840 Independent Study (Doctoral Level) (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 8840 Independent Research (Doctoral Level) (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)

Background

International Activities

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