Genomic analysis of post-mating changes in the honey bee queen (Apis mellifera)

  title={Genomic analysis of post-mating changes in the honey bee queen (Apis mellifera)},
  author={Sarah D Kocher and Freddie-Jeanne Richard and David R. Tarpy and Christina M Grozinger},
  journal={BMC Genomics},
  pages={232 - 232}
The molecular mechanisms underlying the post-mating behavioral and physiological transitions undergone by females have not been explored in great detail. Honey bees represent an excellent model system in which to address these questions because they exhibit a range of "mating states," with two extremes (virgins and egg-laying, mated queens) that differ dramatically in their behavior, pheromone profiles, and physiology. We used an incompletely-mated mating-state to understand the molecular… CONTINUE READING

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