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Impact of Bt corn pollen on monarch butterfly populations: A risk assessment
A collaborative research effort by scientists in several states and in Canada has produced information to develop a formal risk assessment of the impact of Bt corn on monarch butterfly (DanausExpand
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Monarch larvae sensitivity to Bacillus thuringiensis- purified proteins and pollen
Laboratory tests were conducted to establish the relative toxicity of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) toxins and pollen from Bt corn to monarch larvae. Toxins tested included Cry1Ab, Cry1Ac, Cry9C, andExpand
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Corn pollen deposition on milkweeds in and near cornfields
The density of corn pollen on leaves of milkweed plants inside and outside of cornfields was measured in several studies from different localities. The purpose was to obtain a representative pictureExpand
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Temporal and spatial overlap between monarch larvae and corn pollen
To assess the likelihood that monarch larvae will be exposed to Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) pollen, we studied milkweed and monarch densities in habitats which comprise much of the land available toExpand
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Genetic Diversity in Honey Bee Colonies Enhances Productivity and Fitness
Honey bee queens mate with many males, creating numerous patrilines within colonies that are genetically distinct. The effects of genetic diversity on colony productivity and long-term fitness areExpand
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Assessing the impact of Cry1Ab-expressing corn pollen on monarch butterfly larvae in field studies
Survival and growth of monarch larvae, Danaus plexippus (L.), after exposure to either Cry1Ab-expressing pollen from three Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) corn (Zea mays L.) events differing in toxinExpand
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Collective personalities in honeybee colonies are linked to colony fitness
Personality differences (i.e. consistent between-individual differences in behaviour) play an important role in the lives of humans and other animals, influencing both their day-to-day actions andExpand
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Molecular Determinants of Scouting Behavior in Honey Bees
Bee Adventurous Individuals differ in their behavior, sometimes in consistent ways. For example, some people may seek out new experiences, while others prefer to stick with what they know. This isExpand
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Influence of pollen diet in spring on development of honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) colonies.
The effects of changes in spring pollen diet on the development of honey bee, Apis mellifera L. (Hymenoptera: Apidae), colonies were examined in a 3-yr study (2002-2004). Pollen-supplemented andExpand
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Saccharide breakdown and fermentation by the honey bee gut microbiome.
The honey bee, the world's most important agricultural pollinator, relies exclusively on plant-derived foods for nutrition. Nectar and pollen collected by honey bees are processed and matured withinExpand
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