E-TABM-910 - Transcription profiling by array of honey bee brains to identify distance-responsive genes
Released on 5 March 2011, last updated on 2 May 2014
Here we show that regions of the honeybee brain involved in visual processing and learning and memory show a genomic response to distance information. Using a method that separates effects of perceived distance from effects of actual distance flown, we found that individuals forced to shift from a short to a perceived long distance to reach a feeding site showed differences in gene expression in the optic lobes and mushroom bodies relative to individuals that continued to perceive flying a short distance.
transcription profiling by array, innate behavior, organism part comparison, stimulus or stress, dye swap, loop, replicate, co-expression
Distance-responsive genes found in dancing honey bees. Sen Sarma M, Rodriguez-Zas SL, Gernat T, Nguyen T, Newman T, Robinson GE.