Common and novel transcriptional routes to behavioral maturation in worker and male honey bees.

@article{Zayed2012CommonAN,
  title={Common and novel transcriptional routes to behavioral maturation in worker and male honey bees.},
  author={Amro Zayed and Nicholas L. Naeger and Sandra L. Rodriguez-Zas and Gene E. Robinson},
  journal={Genes, brain, and behavior},
  year={2012},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={253-61}
}
Worker honey bees (Apis mellifera) undergo a process of behavioral maturation leading to their transition from in-hive tasks to foraging--a process which is associated with profound transcriptional changes in the brain. Changes in brain gene expression observed during worker behavioral maturation could represent either a derived program underlying division of labor or a general program unrelated to sociality. Male bees (drones) undergo a process of behavioral maturation associated with the… CONTINUE READING