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Researcher Aravin, Chakravarthi
Advisor Bhat, N. S.
Source KrishiKosh-Indian National Agricultural Research System
Content type Text
Educational Degree Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Publisher University of Agricultural Sciences
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Agriculture & related technologies
Subject Keyword Apiculture ♦ Evaluation of Learning Efficiency In Apis Mellifera With Respect To Time and Age
Abstract Experiments were performed to determine the circadian influence and effect of age on honey bee learning. Along with the above said major objective, associated issues such as odor preference, influence of time on the honey bee sucrose responsiveness, individual variation in learning with time were addressed. Two species of bees were used in the study viz. Apis cerana and Apis mellifera. The results revealed that acquisition performances in Apis cerana was very poor which was in contrast to Apis mellifera which exhibited significant acquisition performances. Hence forth all the objectives were addressed using Apis mellifera as the model system. The results revealed that there is significant effect of time on learning in bees which led to formulation of Scattered and focused attention hypothesis for the strength of learning and the results were not significant for sucrose responsiveness, effect of age on learning and odor preferences. Individual variation in learning was found to vary with time points. And greater variation was found during early morning.
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Thesis
Publisher Place Bangalore
Size (in Bytes) 12.48 MB
Page Count 98