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Honey bee workers display remarkable flexibility in the aging process. This plasticity is closely tied to behavioral maturation. Workers who initiate foraging behavior at earlier ages have shorter lifespans, and

Honey bee workers display remarkable flexibility in the aging process. This plasticity is closely tied to behavioral maturation. Workers who initiate foraging behavior at earlier ages have shorter lifespans, and much of the variation in total lifespan can be explained by differences in pre-foraging lifespan. Vitellogenin (Vg), a yolk precursor protein, influences worker lifespan both as a regulator of behavioral maturation and through anti-oxidant and immune functions.

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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1016/j.exger.2014.12.007
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    Ihle, Kate E., Fondrk, M. Kim, Page, Robert E., & Amdam, Gro V. (2015). Genotype effect on lifespan following vitellogenin knockdown. EXPERIMENTAL GERONTOLOGY, 61, 113-122. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2014.12.007

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