Search for dissertations about: "thesis in parasitology"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 13 swedish dissertations containing the words thesis in parasitology.

  1. 1. Insect Diversity in Changing Landscapes

    Author : Markus Franzén; Biologiska institutionen; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; växtparasitologi; Entomologi; plant parasitology; Zoology; Zoologi; Entomology; Ekologi; Ecology; butterfly; bee; dispersal; extinction; Djurekologi; Animal ecology;

    Abstract : During recent decades, concern about the loss of biodiversity has increased. To change this negative trend there is an urgent need for effective conservation measures and there are ample evidence that conservation of organisms without an understanding of their ecology and behaviour is impossible. READ MORE

  2. 2. Circadian Rhythms in Moth Sex Pheromone Communication

    Author : Germund von Wowern; Biologiska institutionen; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Physiology of invertebrates; växtparasitologi; Entomologi; plant parasitology; Entomology; Ecology; Ekologi; locomotor activity; social synchronisation; PDH; corazonin; PBAN; pheromone response; sex phermone; Lepidoptera; Ryggradslösa djurs fysiologi; calling behaviour; circadian rhythm;

    Abstract : Sex pheromone communication and related physiological processes are regulated by circadian clock mechanisms in many moth species. This thesis includes studies of circadian rhythms in sexually relevant behaviours and communication in the Egyptian cotton leafworm Spodoptera littoralis, the turnip moth Agrotis segetum, the Indian meal moth Plodia interpunctella and the Mediterranean flour moth Ephestia kuehniella. READ MORE

  3. 3. Food selection and fitness optimisation in insects

    Author : Helene Bracht Jörgensen; Biologiska institutionen; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; food preference; nested PCR; fungal DNA; växtparasitologi; plant parasitology; Entomology; Entomologi; fungi; seeds; ground beetles; collembolans;

    Abstract : To optimise fitness is a continuous process which assists species survival in changing environments. Choosing an optimal diet is an essential part of the optimisation process and a key element of optimal foraging theory. READ MORE

  4. 4. Olfaction in Desert Locusts- Anatomy, Function and Plasticity of the Central Olfactory System

    Author : Rickard Ignell; Biologiska institutionen; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; hist; serotonin; immunocytochemistry; juvenile hormone; development; olfactometer; intracellular recording; evolution; projection neuron; receptor neuron; antennal lobe; aggregation pheromone; neuroethology; olfaction; Desert locust; Schistocerca gregaria; Ecology; Ekologi; Entomology; plant parasitology; Entomologi; växtparasitologi; Environmental chemistry; Miljökemi;

    Abstract : The anatomy, function and plasticity of the primary olfactory centre, the antennal lobe (AL), of the desert locust Schistocerca gregaria was investigated using a number of neuroanatomical and neurophysiological methods. Anatomical characterisation of the AL in a number of orthopteran species made it possible to deduce a model concerning the evolution of microglomeruli. READ MORE

  5. 5. Causes and consequences of blood parasite infections in birds

    Author : Martin Stjernman; Biodiversitet; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Animal physiology; Djurfysiologi; Parasitologi människa och djur ; Parasitology human and animal ; maternal transfer; stabilising selection; parasite resistance; parasites; trade-off; cost of reproduction; Ficedula hypoleuca; pied flycatcher; Haemoproteus; blue tit; Parus caeruleus;

    Abstract : Parasites are ubiquitous and can cause significant fitness reductions to their hosts. Therefore, selection for the evolution of host resistance should be strong. However, resistance may be costly and should be traded-off against other fitness related traits. READ MORE