Tag: "honey" at biology news
Information system to help scientists analyze mechanisms of social behavior
...ocial behavior. The complex society of the Western honey
bee, Apis mellifera, will drive the information sy...ular signature of all the major roles performed by honey
bees. "To do this," he said, "we will generate profiles of gene expression that occurs in the brain...
NSF announces six 'FIBR' awards to tackle some of biology's most challenging questions
...r as it relates to an entire genome -- that of the honey
bee. Scientists now know that up to a quarter of all genes in many organisms are acquired from completely unrelated species, and a fourth FIBR project will study the processes by which organisms adapt to these newly acquired genes. To expl...
NHGRI adds 18 organisms to sequencing pipeline
...lude the dog, the mouse, the rat, the chicken, the honey
bee, two fruit flies, the sea urchin, two puffer fish, two sea squirts, two roundworms, several fungi, baker's yeast and many prokaryotes (bacteria and archaea) including Escherichia coli . Additional organisms already in the NHGRI sequencing pipeli...
Espionage may have driven the evolution of bee language according to UCSD-led study in Brazil
...es) are so aggressive that they attack Africanized honey
bees--popularly known as killer bees--and even attack several species of birds, driving them off flowers," says Nieh. "In our study, we observed that when they took over the food source from the victim species (Melipona rufiventris) they used a rang...
Pew report finds GM insects may offer benefits, but clear regulatory oversight is lacking
...on of honeybees could alter the composition of the honey
they produce, potentially creating a food safety concern. All of these uncertainties will need to be addressed by regulators prior to the introduction and release of GM insects. The federal government currently has no comprehensive policy on...
Honey bee genome assembled
...oday announced that the first draft version of the honey
bee genome sequence has been deposited into free public databases. The sequence of the honey
bee, Apis mellifera, was assembled by a team led by Richard Gibbs, Ph.D., director of the Human Geno...
Automated analysis of bee behavior may yield better robots
... for automated analysis of animal movement — honey
bee activities, in particular — is expected to accelerate animal behavior research, which also has implications for biologically inspired design of robots and computers. The animal movement analysis system is part of the BioTracking Project, ...
Gene expression tied to social behavior in honey bees
...AMPAIGN, Ill. -- Genes and behavior go together in honey
bees so strongly that an individual bee's occupati...rain gene activity within the natural world of the honey
bee (Apis mellifera). Even though most of the differences in gene expression were small, the changes...
Study of bees by UC San Diego biologist provides insight into evolution of bee communication
...nding mystery of why some species of bees, such as honey
bees, communicate the location of food with dances in their hives and why other bees simply leave scent trails from the food source to the nest. In the paper to appear in the October 22nd issue of the Proceedings of the Royal Society, biologists at t...
Honey bee genome being sequenced
...at Texas A&M University is abuzz with the news the honey
bee genome is being sequenced by the Baylor Colleg... the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station. The honey
bee was one of five species recently selected by the National Institutes of Health to have its genom...
UCR entomologists report bee-dancing brings more food to honeybee colonies
...itness through dancing" in the journal Nature. The honey
bee "dance language," first described in the 1940s...oportion of the recruits. Bees have been producing honey
as they do today for at least 150 million years. They produce honey
as food stores for the hive dur...
Stung by success: Intensive farming may suppress pollinating bees
...ollinated by a single species of bee, the European honey
bee Apis mellifera. "Right now we are really very dependent on that species," said Kremen. "If something happened to that species and we haven't developed other avenues, we could really be in great difficulty." The researchers spent two years examini...
The mouse genome and the measure of man
...e dog, several species of fungi, a sea urchin, the honey
bee and two simple organisms commonly used in laboratory studies (Oxytricha trifallax and Tetrahymena thermophila). Each organism will shed unique insights into human health and disease. Comparative genomics will also offer scientists insights into ...
A possible role for honey in the treatment of wounds
... of Waikato, New Zealand, has found sensitivity to honey
of wound infecting bacteria. In a report published...tory tests, 2 New Zealand honeys and an artificial honey
solution were tested for their ability to inhibit bacteria with the potential to cause wound infecti...
Ecologist's book on introduced species' destructiveness
...its flowers produce nectar used by bees for a pale honey
that fetches a premium price in the Japanese market. And in the semi-arid rangelands of northern South Australia, the damaging pasture weed is considered such a useful fodder, when handled properly, that cattlemen call it "salvation Jane." However, e...
Had your morning coffee? Thank a killer bee
...opics, the work of two or three dozen wild African honey
bees is in every cup of coffee that you drink"...
Protozoan chosen for genome sequencing
...der) chicken, chimpanzee, fungi (various species), honey
bee and sea urchin for the next round of sequencing....
NHGRI prioritizes model organisms for sequencing
... in laboratory studies called Tetrahymena, and the honey
bee. The institute designated two other organisms,...nts for disease. Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)-The honey
bee is a very interesting organism from several points of view: 1) its powerful social instincts an...
Honey the darker the better Has potential as dietary antioxidant
...w University of Illinois studies are sweet news to honey
lovers. One shows that honeys antioxidant qualiti...promising taste. A just-published study says that honey
at least based on work done on human blood in the lab slows the oxidation of low-density lipoprote...
Honey shines in athletic research, has scientific community abuzz
...ce promising results from three clinical trials on honey
for athletes. The studies were undertaken to evaluate honey
compared to other popular forms of carbohydrates used by athletes. All three double-blind, placebo-c...
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