Amfor expression in the honeybee brain: a trigger mechanism for nurse-forager transition.

@article{Heylen2008AmforEI,
  title={Amfor expression in the honeybee brain: a trigger mechanism for nurse-forager transition.},
  author={Kevin Heylen and Bruno Gobin and Johan P J Billen and T-T Hu and Lut Arckens and Roger Huybrechts},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={54 10-11},
  pages={1400-3}
}
The honeybee's colony fitness relies on an optimized age-dependent division of labor. Transition from nursing activities to foraging activities is associated with an increase in the expression of the Amfor gene. Ben-Shahar et al. [Ben-Shahar, Y., Robichon, A., Sokolowski, M.B., Robinson, G.E., 2002. Influence of gene action across different time scales on behavior. Science 296, 741-744] showed that the Amfor transcripts and their gene products are involved in regulating the transition from one… CONTINUE READING

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