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Measuring nectar from eucalypts
...and Forests NSW. State forests provide the major honey
resource for the beekeeping industry in NSW. Whi...ocal beekeepers with questionnaires and found that honey
yields in 2005 were extremely high: a typical 1000 hectares of spotted gum forest flowering from Apr...
Wood ant queen has no egg-laying monopoly
...ually species whose colonies are this big, such as honey
bees and leaf cutter ants, have very little worker reproduction. This is because the majority of the workers favor the queen as the egg layer, and prevent reproduction by egg laying workers. When the worker control is effective, egg laying workers do...
Researchers at Illinois explore queen bee longevity
The queen honey
bee is genetically identical to the workers in her...rates. The study explores these factors in queen honey
bees. How, the researchers wanted to know, could the queen achieve such a long life compared with he...
Honey bee researcher wins National Research Initiative Discovery Award
...esearch grant money. Her research centers around honey
bee pheromones and their effects on individual bee... in, certain animals. Pankiw teaches a course on honey
bee biology in the department of entomology at Texas A&M. She earned bachelor's and master's degre...
Research upsetting some notions about honey bees
...h, based on information from the recently released honey
bee genome, has toppled some long-held beliefs about the honey
bee that colonized Europe and the U.S. According to research published recently in Science, an inte...
Detecting explosives with honeybees
...ry have developed a method for training the common honey
bee to detect the explosives used in bombs. Based...Alamos scientists developed methods to harness the honey
bee's exceptional olfactory sense where the bees' natural reaction to nectar, a proboscis extension ...
NHGRI funds large-scale sequencing centers
...ncluding the mouse, chimpanzee, chicken, dog, rat, honey
bee and sea urchin. This has provided researchers with a powerful tool for understanding the structure and function of the human genome. For instance, DNA sequences that are shared, or conserved, between humans and another species may be essential fo...
Brain, behavior may have changed as social insect colonies evolved
... a highly social group of wasps, is the same as in honey
bees, another highly social insect. "This shows that what job you do puts pressure on brain development in the highly social species," he said. "In contrasts, status seems to be the major brain demand in the primitively social species. This rese...
Decoded sea urchin genome shows surprising relationship to man
... mammals like the cow and wallaby, insects such as honey
bee, beetle, and wasp, and most recently the dolphin. In addition, numerous microbes have been sequenced, with a focus on infectious diseases. Other projects at the BCM-HGSC are studying the genetic basis of human disease, which will be the major emp...
Michigan State researcher traces the evolution of honey bee gender
...rategy discovered among invertebrate organisms or honey
bees shows how a complex genetic mechanism determ...ter understanding of the sex-determining system of honey
bees, as well as the age and evolutionary history of the csd (complementary sex determination) gene,...
Bee genome information housed at Texas A&M University
...A&M University offered to house the data from the honey
bee genome sequencing project at Baylor College of... 16 chromosomes and 265 million nucleotides of the honey
bee, she said. Baylor's findings from the honey
bee genome sequencing were published today in Natu...
Looking to a new era in bee research
...urnal, provide new insights into diverse topics in honey
bee biology, including neurobiology and the proces... They also address some of the challenges faced by honey
bees, including analyses of disease resistant pathways and metabolic adaptations to an all floral d...
New genetic analysis forces re-draw of insect family tree
...h which coincides with Nature's publication of the honey
bee genome sequence (also Thursday 26 October 2006...(Bombyx mori), flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum), honey
bee (Apis mellifera) and sibling parasitic wasp species (Nasonia vitripennis and Nasonia giraulti). ...
Insights into honey bee sex gene could bring sweet success in breeding
...ointed a gene called csd that determines gender in honey
bees, and now a research team led by University of... prove useful in designing strategies for breeding honey
bees, which are major pollinators of economically important crops---and notoriously tricky to breed....
Biological clock of honey bee more similar to humans than to insects
...molecular structure of the biological clock of the honey
bee is more similar to the biological clock of mam... published on Oct. 26 in an article describing the honey
bee genome sequence in Nature and in a companion paper in Genome Research. The biological clock i...
There's much more to bees than honey
...ed States studied crop pollination by the European honey
bee and their paper, 'Importance of pollinators in... the United States have described the telomeres in honey
bees and identified the gene for telomerase. Their paper 'Canonical TTAGG-repeat telomeres and telom...
Pollinators help one-third of the world's food crop production
...r concern in the NRC report was the decline of the honey
bee, a species introduced from Europe and a critic...ed out that it takes about 1.4 million colonies of honey
bees to pollinate 550,000 acres of this state's almond trees. In an effort to better understand how...
Sweet yet sophisticated: Honey bee genome lends insight into sociality, sensation and sex
...udies that provide insight into the biology of the honey
bee ( Apis mellifera ). The issue will appear onli...ctober 26, concomitant with the publication of the honey
bee genome sequence in the journal Nature . On the fast track to evolutionary complexity ...
Out of Africa: Scientists uncover history of honey bee
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- "Every honey
bee alive today had a common ancestor in Africa" i...in the New World. "Our analysis indicates that the honey
bee, Apis mellifera, originated in Africa and spread into Europe by at least two ancient migrations,...
Origins, spread of honeybees determined
...commercially for pollination and the production of honey
and other products. The information gained from this study can be used to compare markers between Africanized and non-Africanized bees, which would allow for the identification of genes that lend these "killer" bees their aggressive characteristics. ...
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