Differential gene expression in the hypopharyngeal glands of worker honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) associated with an age-dependent role change.

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Associated with the age-dependent role change of worker honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) from nurse bees to foragers, some structural and functional changes occur in the hypopharyngeal glands (HPGs): nurse bee HPGs are well developed and synthesize major royal jelly proteins (MRJPs), while forager HPGs shrink and synthesize alpha-glucosidase, which converts… (More)
DOI: 10.2108/zsj.26.557

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@article{Ueno2009DifferentialGE, title={Differential gene expression in the hypopharyngeal glands of worker honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) associated with an age-dependent role change.}, author={Takayuki Ueno and Takayoshi Nakaoka and Hideaki Takeuchi and Takeo Kubo}, journal={Zoological science}, year={2009}, volume={26 8}, pages={557-63} }