E-TABM-658 - Transcription profiling by array of honey bee brains from young and old nurses and foragers
Released on 9 March 2011, last updated on 2 May 2014
Apis mellifera mellifera
The aim of this work was to extend the previous gene expression analysis of nurse and forager gene expression, but using the Apis oligo-array designed from the recently sequenced genome. This study included 28000 features which included ~11000 predicted genes. The intial study was done using a microarray design based on PCR products of 5500 features derived from an expressed sequence tag analysis of a brain cDNA library. The variables studied were age (young and old), cast (nurse and forager) and differential gene expression.
transcription profiling by array, organism part comparison, dye swap, loop, compound treatment
Regulation of brain gene expression in honey bees by brood pheromone. Alaux C, Le Conte Y, Adams HA, Rodriguez-Zas S, Grozinger CM, Sinha S, Robinson GE.