The effect of queen pheromones on worker honey bee ovary development

@article{Hoover2003TheEO,
  title={The effect of queen pheromones on worker honey bee ovary development},
  author={Shelley E Hoover and Christopher I. Keeling and Mark L. Winston and Keith Norman Slessor},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2003},
  volume={90},
  pages={477-480}
}
We report results that address a long-standing controversy in honey bee biology, the identity of the queen-produced compounds that inhibit worker honey bee ovary development. As the honey bee is the only organism for which identities have been proposed for any pheromone that regulates reproduction, the resolution of its identity is of broad significance. We examined the effects of synthetic honey bee queen mandibular pheromone (QMP), four newly identified queen retinue pheromone components, and… Expand
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