Resisting majesty: Apis cerana, has lower antennal sensitivity and decreased attraction to queen mandibular pheromone than Apis mellifera

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Dong, Shihao; Wen, Ping; Zhang, Qi; Li, Xinyu; Tan, Ken; Nieh, James;
  • Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
  • Journal: Scientific Reports, volume 7 (issn: 2045-2322, eissn: 2045-2322)
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  • Identifiers: pmc: PMC5353700, doi: 10.1038/srep44640
  • Subject: Biochemistry and Cell Biology | Fatty Acids | Monounsaturated | Species Specificity | Biological Evolution | Article | Fatty Acids, Monounsaturated | Ovary | Other Physical Sciences | Sex Attractants | Mandible | Animals | Female | Bees

In highly social bees, queen mandibular pheromone (QMP) is vital for colony life. Both Apis cerana (Ac) and Apis mellifera (Am) share an evolutionarily conserved set of QMP compounds: (E)-9-oxodec-2-enoic acid (9-ODA), (E)-9-hydroxydec-2-enoic acid (9-HDA), (E)-10-hydro... View more
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