publication . Article . 2015

Field populations of native Indian honey bees from pesticide intensive agricultural landscape show signs of impaired olfaction

Priyadarshini Chakrabarti; Santanu Rana; Sreejata Bandopadhyay; Dattatraya G. Naik; Sagartirtha Sarkar; Parthiba Basu;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2015 Journal: Scientific Reports, volume 5 (issn: 2045-2322, eissn: 2045-2322, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Abstract
Little information is available regarding the adverse effects of pesticides on natural honey bee populations. This study highlights the detrimental effects of pesticides on honey bee olfaction through behavioural studies, scanning electron microscopic imaging of antennal sensillae and confocal microscopic studies of honey bee brains for calcium ions on Apis cerana, a native Indian honey bee species. There was a significant decrease in proboscis extension response and biologically active free calcium ions and adverse changes in antennal sensillae in pesticide exposed field honey bee populations compared to morphometrically similar honey bees sampled from low/no p...
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mesheuropmc: behavior and behavior mechanismsfood and beveragescomplex mixturesfungianimal structures
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publication . Article . 2015

Field populations of native Indian honey bees from pesticide intensive agricultural landscape show signs of impaired olfaction

Priyadarshini Chakrabarti; Santanu Rana; Sreejata Bandopadhyay; Dattatraya G. Naik; Sagartirtha Sarkar; Parthiba Basu;