Selection on worker honeybee responses to queen pheromone (Apis mellifera L.)

@article{Pankiw2000SelectionOW,
  title={Selection on worker honeybee responses to queen pheromone (Apis mellifera L.)},
  author={Tanya Pankiw and Mark L. Winston and Michael K Fondrk and Keith Norman Slessor},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2000},
  volume={87},
  pages={487-490}
}
 Disruptive selection for responsiveness to queen mandibular gland pheromone (QMP) in the retinue bioassay resulted in the production of high and low QMP responding strains of honeybees (Apis mellifera L.). Strains differed significantly in their retinue response to QMP after one generation of selection. By the third generation the high strain was on average at least nine times more responsive than the low strain. The strains showed seasonal phenotypic plasticity such that both strains were… CONTINUE READING
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