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- Fussnecker, Brendon L.; McKenzie, Alexander M.; Grozinger, Christina M.
- Journal of comparative physiology 2011 v.197 no.9 pp. 939-948
- Apoidea; RNA; brain; brood rearing; cyclic GMP; gene expression; genotype; guanosine monophosphate; pheromones; physiological response; physiological state; queen honey bees; vitellogenin; worker honey bees
- ... Responses to social cues, such as pheromones, can be modified by genotype, physiology, or environmental context. Honey bee queens produce a pheromone (queen mandibular pheromone; QMP) which regulates aspects of worker bee behavior and physiology. Forager bees are less responsive to QMP than young bees engaged in brood care, suggesting that physiological changes associated with behavioral maturatio ...
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