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The vespine wasps, Vespa velutina, specialise in hawking honeybee foragers returning to their nests. We studied their behaviour in China using native Apis cerana and introduced A. mellifera colonies. When the wasps are hawking, A. cerana recruits threefold more guard bees to stave off predation than A. mellifera. The former also utilises wing shimmering as(More)
Although the structure of the dance language is very similar among species of honeybees, communication of the distance component of the message varies both intraspecifically and interspecifically. However, it is not known whether different honeybee species would attend interspecific waggle dances and, if so, whether they can decipher such dances. Using(More)
When vespine wasps, Vespa velutina Lepeletier (Hymenoptera: Vespidae), hawk (capture) bees at their nest entrances alerted and poised guards of Apis cerana cerana F. and Apis mellifera ligustica Spinola (Hymenoptera: Apidae) have average thoracic temperatures slightly above 24° C. Many additional worker bees of A. cerana, but not A. mellifera, are recruited(More)
The secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC), also known as osteonectin, plays an important role in osteoblast formation, maturation, and survival. Here, we report the effects of recombinant human parathyroid hormone (1-34) [rhPTH (1-34)], a bone formation-stimulating agent, and elcatonin on plasma SPARC levels in patients with osteoporosis. The(More)
  • X Guo, M Yang
  • Zhongguo Zhong yao za zhi = Zhongguo zhongyao…
  • 1992
This paper for the first time reports the embryo culture in vitro of Tripterygium hypoglaucum. Callus, adventitious roots and adventitious protuberances were induced from the cultured embryos in vitro. Multi-buds at the excised embryo tip were also observed at the same time. Cytohistological examination showed (1) callus was histologically easy to be(More)
  • J. Yu, Y. Luo, +7 authors J. Xu
  • Brazilian journal of medical and biological…
  • 2016
The current study aimed to investigate the effects of perinatal exposure to nonylphenol (NP) on delivery outcome of pregnant rats and subsequent inflammatory hepatic injury in newborn rats. The pregnant rats were divided into 2 groups: control group (corn oil) and NP exposure group. Thirty-four pregnant rats were administered NP or corn oil by gavage from(More)
Bulk ultrafine grained (UFG)/nanocrystal metals possess exceptional strength but normally poor ductility and thermal stability, which hinder their practical applications especially in high-temperature environments. Through microalloying strategy that enables the control of grains and precipitations in nanostructured regime, here we design and successfully(More)
This paper for the first time reports the embryo culturing in vitro of Tripterygium hypoglaucum. Tests were conducted of every condition for the normal germination and growth of the excised embryo. The result shows that the germination ratio reaches the highest on the white basic medium when the intensity of light is 400Lx, sucrose concentration is 3% and(More)
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