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Research Article

Gustatory Perception and Fat Body Energy Metabolism Are Jointly Affected by Vitellogenin and Juvenile Hormone in Honey Bees

  • Ying Wang mail,

    Ying.Wang.6@asu.edu

    Affiliation: School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Colin S. Brent,

    Affiliation: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center, Maricopa, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Erin Fennern,

    Affiliations: School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States of America, School of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America

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  • Gro V. Amdam

    Affiliations: School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States of America, Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology, and Food Science, University of Life Sciences, Aas, Norway

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  • Published: June 28, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002779

About the Authors

Ying Wang, Erin Fennern, Gro V. Amdam
School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States of America
Colin S. Brent
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center, Maricopa, Arizona, United States of America
Erin Fennern
School of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America
Gro V. Amdam
Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology, and Food Science, University of Life Sciences, Aas, Norway

Corresponding Author

Email: Ying.Wang.6@asu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YW GVA. Performed the experiments: YW CSB EF. Analyzed the data: YW GVA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GVA. Wrote the paper: YW GVA.