Isabel Marques Rodrigues Amaral

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The insect fat body is a multifunctional organ analogous to the vertebrate liver. The fat body is involved in the metabolism of juvenile hormone, regulation of environmental stress, production of immunity regulator-like proteins in cells and protein storage. However, very little is known about the molecular mechanisms involved in fat body physiology in(More)
virus / stingless bees / pathology / molecular diagnostics Meliponiculture is a traditional activity in northern and northeastern Brazil, where it represents a complementary source of income (Ueira-Vieira et al. 2013). Indigenous Brazilian people have domesticated some species of stingless bees, such as the Melipona genus, due to their heartiness and honey(More)
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