Kerry L. Simcock

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Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) is involved in the regulation of feeding and digestion in many animals from worms to mammals. In insects, 5-HT functions both as a neurotransmitter and as a systemic hormone. Here we tested its role as a neurotransmitter in feeding and crop contractions and its role as a systemic hormone that affected feeding in adult(More)
The impact of neonicotinoid insecticides on insect pollinators is highly controversial. Sublethal concentrations alter the behaviour of social bees and reduce survival of entire colonies. However, critics argue that the reported negative effects only arise from neonicotinoid concentrations that are greater than those found in the nectar and pollen of(More)
In this Letter, the author Amy Radcliffe was acknowledged but erroneously omitted from the author list. We wish to include her in the author list as shown, associated with the Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University affiliation. She contributed data to the choice experiments with bumblebees using the pesticide thiamethoxam. This has been corrected(More)
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