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Keywords: hygienic behaviourClose
Caspar Schöning, Sebastian Gisder, Sven Geiselhardt, Ivonne Kretschmann, Kaspar Bienefeld, Monika Hilker, Elke Genersch
Journal: Journal of Experimental Biology
J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (2): 264–271.
Published: 15 January 2012
... normally. Adult bees respond to brood diseases by removing affected brood. This hygienic behaviour is an essential part of the bees' immune response repertoire and is also shown towards mite-parasitised brood. However, it is still unclear whether the bees react towards the mite in the brood cell or rather...
Includes: Supplementary data