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Intrinsic colony conditions affect the provisioning and oviposition process in the stingless bee Melipona scutellaris.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19554772     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The cell provisioning and oviposition process (POP) is a unique characteristic of stingless bees (Meliponini), in which coordinated interactions between workers and queen regulate the filling of brood cells with larval resources and subsequent egg laying. Environmental conditions seem to regulate reproduction in stingless bees; however, little is known about how the amount of food affects quantitative sequences of the process. We examined intrinsic variables by comparing three colonies in distinct conditions (strong, intermediate and weak state). We predicted that some of these variables are correlated with temporal events of POP in Melipona scutellaris colonies. The results demonstrated that the strong colony had shorter periods of POP.
Authors:
R A Pereira; M M Morais; F S Nascimento; L R Bego
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Genetics and molecular research : GMR     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1676-5680     ISO Abbreviation:  Genet. Mol. Res.     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-25     Completed Date:  2009-08-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101169387     Medline TA:  Genet Mol Res     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  725-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Departamento de Biologia, Faculdade de Filosofia,Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brasil.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Bees / physiology*
Female
Nesting Behavior / physiology*
Oviposition / physiology
Reproduction / physiology

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