Tag: "bee" at biology news
Information system to help scientists analyze mechanisms of social behavior
...t for social behavior will be localized within the bee
brain. Susan Fahrbach, a long-time professor of entomology at Illinois who now is the Reynolds Professor of Developmental Neuroscience at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, will handle the neuroanatomy. She also will use BeeSpace in undergra...
Despite darkness, nocturnal bees learn visual landmarks while foraging at night
...and wasps--including the Central American halictid bee
Megalopta genalis--have become nocturnal, and desp...if landmarks were moved to a nearby site while the bee
was away, upon her return she intently searched for her nest in the landmark-bearing, but wrong, loc...
Spiders or scapegoats
...en of illness worldwide. In Australia and the USA, bee
and wasp stings account for many more deaths than spider bites. Spiders can also be compared with cars. The fear of cars is rare, and there are few myths about the medical effects of car travel even though more deaths occur from motor vehicle acciden...
Espionage may have driven the evolution of bee language according to UCSD-led study in Brazil
...ecies of bees exploit chemical clues left by other bee
species to guide their kin to food provides eviden...ons from bees' heads or other body parts that many bee
species use to indicate a food source. The researchers then covered the original feeder of either th...
New orchid bee guide
...d guide provides a "comprehensive review of orchid bee
studies aimed at both biologists and those bold enough approach rainforest bees out of curiosity." Roubik, D.W.; Hanson, P.E. 2004. Abejas de orqudeas de la Amrica tropical: Biologa y gua de campo / Orchid bees of tropical America: Biology and field ...
AAAS hosts 'Battle of the Brains' to choose area student for international competition
...about the brain and its functions using a spelling bee
format. All questions for the local brain bees must come from Brain Facts, a book published by the Society for Neuroscience. WHEN: Tuesday, 24 February 2004, at 4:30 p.m. WHERE: AAAS, 2nd floor auditorium 1200 New York Avenue, NW Washi...
Honey bee genome assembled
...nnounced that the first draft version of the honey bee
genome sequence has been deposited into free publi...t Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. The honey bee
genome is about one-tenth the size of the human genome, containing about 300 million DNA base pairs....
Automated analysis of bee behavior may yield better robots
...utomated analysis of animal movement — honey bee
activities, in particular — is expected to a...ccuracy rate, the system can automatically analyze bee
movements and label them based on examples provided by human experts. This level of labeling accurac...
Gene expression tied to social behavior in honey bees
...ene activity within the natural world of the honey bee
(Apis mellifera). Even though most of the differen...have discovered a clear molecular signature in the bee
brain that is robustly associated with behavior," said principal researcher Gene E. Robinson, a prof...
Study of bees by UC San Diego biologist provides insight into evolution of bee communication
...ulo report that one species of Brazilian stingless bee
uses a slightly different form of communication, p... use a "waggle dance" in which a returning forager bee
runs up and down the honeycombs and shakes her abdomen to communicate distance and direction to a fo...
Honeybee gene find ends 150-year search
...f csd is made, no active protein is formed and the bee
grows into a male. "The csd gene is the major inve...ns and daughters. But this also has a downside for bee
breeders. When bees are inbred to select desired traits, fertilized eggs with two copies of the same...
UCR to cosponsor workshop to discuss latest genetic research on invertebrates
...ae: from the genome to the population,' 'The Honey bee
genome project,' 'Transgenesis and reverse genetics of mosquito innate immunity,' and 'Ecological challenges to the application of transgenic mosquitoes for disease control.' The workshop will address the control of mosquito-borne diseases and the i...
Chimpanzees with little or no human contact found in remote African rainforest
...as large pounding sticks to break open bee
hives and leaf sponges to gather water. During Morgan and Sanz's first five minutes observing individual chimpanzees at their field site, curiosity was the most common ...
Honey bee genome being sequenced
...as A&M University is abuzz with the news the honey bee
genome is being sequenced by the Baylor College of...exas Agricultural Experiment Station. The honey bee
was one of five species recently selected by the National Institutes of Health to have its genome se...
UCR entomologists report bee-dancing brings more food to honeybee colonies
... through dancing" in the journal Nature. The honey bee
"dance language," first described in the 1940s, re...tion to the food source visited by the forager. A bee
returning from a rich source of food will "dance" on the vertical comb surface by running in a circl...
Stung by success: Intensive farming may suppress pollinating bees
... A study by Princeton scientists found that native bee
populations decline dramatically as agricultural i...alifornia, concentrated farming appeared to reduce bee
populations by eliminating natural habitats and poisoning them with pesticides, the researchers repo...
The mouse genome and the measure of man
... 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 impo...
Multitasking genes manage related traits in plants
...on to its stamens, the male parts of the flower, a bee
could dive in, nab nectar and leave without rubbing up against the anthers and picking up their pollen. "A flower has to evolve to successfully manipulate the behavior of the animal that pollinates it to get what it needs," Conner said. "The key is t...
Protozoan chosen for genome sequencing
...hicken, chimpanzee, fungi (various species), honey bee
and sea urchin for the next round of sequencing....
NHGRI prioritizes model organisms for sequencing
...r disease. Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)-The honey bee
is a very interesting organism from several points... including the potentially serious consequences of bee
stings, and as a model for antibiotic resistance, immunity, allergic reaction, development, mental h...
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