Size Changes in Honey Bee Larvae Oenocytes Induced by Exposure to Paraquat at Very Low Concentrations

@inproceedings{Cousin2013SizeCI,
  title={Size Changes in Honey Bee Larvae Oenocytes Induced by Exposure to Paraquat at Very Low Concentrations},
  author={Marianne Cousin and Elaine Cristina Mathias Silva-Zacarin and Andr{\'e} Kretzschmar and Mohamed El Ma{\^a}taoui and J. Brunet and Luc P Belzunces},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
The effects of the herbicide Paraquat were investigated in honey bee larvae with attention focused on oenocytes. Honey bee larvae were exposed to Paraquat at different concentrations in the food: 0, 0.001, 0.01, 0.1 and 1 µg/kg. In controls, between 24 h and 48 h, oenocytes grew from 630.1 to 1643.8 µm(2) while nuclei changed in size from 124.9 to 245.6 µm(2). At 24 h, Paraquat induced a slight decrease in the size of oenocytes and nuclei. N-acetylcysteine (NAC), an antioxidant substance… CONTINUE READING
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