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Insights into social insects from the genome of the honeybee Apis mellifera
Here we report the genome sequence of the honeybee Apis mellifera, a key model for social behaviour and essential to global ecology through pollination. Compared with other sequenced insect genomes,Expand
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On the Front Line: Quantitative Virus Dynamics in Honeybee (Apis mellifera L.) Colonies along a New Expansion Front of the Parasite Varroa destructor
Over the past fifty years, annual honeybee (Apis mellifera) colony losses have been steadily increasing worldwide. These losses have occurred in parallel with the global spread of the honeybeeExpand
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Scaffolding critical thinking in the zone of proximal development
This paper explores student experiences of learning to think critically. Twenty‐six zoology undergraduates took part in the study for three years of their degree at the University of Otago, NewExpand
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Antennae hold a key to Varroa-sensitive hygiene behaviour in honey bees
In honey bees, Varroa sensitive hygiene (VSH) behaviour, which involves the detection and removal of brood parasitised by the mite Varroa destructor, can actively participate in the survival ofExpand
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Specific Cues Associated With Honey Bee Social Defence against Varroa destructor Infested Brood
Social immunity forms an essential part of the defence repertoire of social insects. In response to infestation by the parasitic mite Varroa destructor and its associated viruses, honey bees (ApisExpand
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Association of Amine-Receptor DNA Sequence Variants with Associative Learning in the Honeybee
Octopamine- and dopamine-based neuromodulatory systems play a critical role in learning and learning-related behaviour in insects. To further our understanding of these systems and resultingExpand
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Measurements of Chlorpyrifos Levels in Forager Bees and Comparison with Levels that Disrupt Honey Bee Odor-Mediated Learning Under Laboratory Conditions
Chlorpyrifos is an organophosphate pesticide used around the world to protect food crops against insects and mites. Despite guidelines for chlorpyrifos usage, including precautions to protectExpand
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The New Zealand experience of varroa invasion highlights research opportunities for Australia
The Varroa mite (Varroa destructor) is implicated as a major disease factor in honey bee (Apis mellifera) populations worldwide. Honey bees are extensively relied upon for pollination services, andExpand
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Varroakvalstrets effekt på virus i angripna honungsbisamhällen
Vilken effekt har varroakvalster pa de virus som infekterar bisamhallen? Forskare vid INRA (Frankrikes nationella institution for jordbruksforskning) i Avignon, Frankrike, University of Otago i NyaExpand