E-MEXP-3892 - Transcription profiling by array of abdominal fat bodies from worker honey bees infected by Nosema apis spores and uninfected control counterparts
Released on 3 May 2014, last updated on 3 June 2014
Newly emerged adult workers (24 hours old) were infected with 50,000 Nosema apis spores in sucrose solution. Controls were fed sucrose. Workers were maintained in cages in an incubator and collected at 2 and 7 days post-infection. Fat body tissue was dissected (eviscerated abdomen) and whole genome expression in this tissue was compared across treatments and collection time points using microarrays.
transcription profiling by array, co-expression, disease state design, dye swap design, loop design
Chronic parasitization by the microsporidian Nosema causes global expression changes in core nutritional, metabolic and behavioral pathways in honey bee workers (Apis mellifera).