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Dessie Underwood

Professor

Office: HSCI 144

Office Phone: 562-985-7475

E-Mail: dessie.underwood@csulb.edu

Website: http://www.csulb.edu/~dlunderw/EntomologyResearchLab/

Courses:

Research Interests: Insect behavioral ecology; plant-insect interactions; the evolution of cooperation, division of labor, and sex ratio; lepidopteran cytogenetics; chromosomal non-disjunction.

Current Research: Division of labor in caterpillars of the social butterfly, Eucheira socialis (Pieridae) from Mexico; the mechanisms and evolutionary maintenance of a male-biased primary sex ratio in E. socialis; cytogenetics and digital image analysis of chromosome behavior during meiosis; abnormalities in sperm production in E. socialis.