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Honeybee workers are essentially sterile female helpers that make up the majority of individuals in a colony. Workers display a marked change in physiology when they transition from in-nest tasks

Honeybee workers are essentially sterile female helpers that make up the majority of individuals in a colony. Workers display a marked change in physiology when they transition from in-nest tasks to foraging. Recent technological advances have made it possible to unravel the metabolic modifications associated with this transition. Previous studies have revealed extensive remodeling of brain, thorax, and hypopharyngeal gland biochemistry. However, data on changes in the abdomen is scarce.

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    • 2011-09-28
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1371/journal.pone.0024794
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      1045-3830
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      1939-1560

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    Chan, Q. W., Mutti, N. S., Foster, L. J., Kocher, S. D., Amdam, G. V., & Wolschin, F. (2011). The Worker Honeybee Fat Body Proteome Is Extensively Remodeled Preceding a Major Life-History Transition. PLoS ONE, 6(9). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0024794

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