A honey bee odorant receptor for the queen substance 9-oxo-2-decenoic acid.

@article{Wanner2007AHB,
  title={A honey bee odorant receptor for the queen substance 9-oxo-2-decenoic acid.},
  author={Kevin W. Wanner and Andrew S. Nichols and Kimberly K. O. Walden and Axel Brockmann and Charles W Luetje and Hugh M. Robertson},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2007},
  volume={104 36},
  pages={14383-8}
}
By using a functional genomics approach, we have identified a honey bee [Apis mellifera (Am)] odorant receptor (Or) for the queen substance 9-oxo-2-decenoic acid (9-ODA). Honey bees live in large eusocial colonies in which a single queen is responsible for reproduction, several thousand sterile female worker bees complete a myriad of tasks to maintain the… CONTINUE READING