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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723912/ginger-and-the-beetle-evidence-of-primitive-pollination-system-in-a-himalayan-endemic-alpine-ginger-roscoea-alpina-zingiberaceae
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Babu Ram Paudel, Mani Shrestha, Adrian G Dyer, Qing-Jun Li
The Himalayan endemic alpine genus Roscoea, like other members of ginger family, exhibits the combination of floral traits that would fit pollination by long distant foragers such as bees, birds or flies. We studied the pollination biology of Roscoea alpina, observed potential floral visitors and determined their foraging behaviour, visitation frequency and pollination efficiency, to seek evidence in support of the pollination syndrome hypothesis. We also measured the floral spectra of R. alpina flowers to evaluate if signals fit with the currently known framework for observed floral visitors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721574/operant-discrimination-of-relative-frequency-ratios-in-black-capped-chickadee-song
#2
Sean P Roach, Daniel J Mennill, Leslie S Phillmore
The two-note fee bee song of the black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) is sung at many different absolute frequencies, but the relative frequencies, or "pitch ratios", between the start and end of the fee note (glissando) and the fee and the bee notes (inter-note interval) are preserved with each pitch-shift. Ability to perceive these ratios and their relative salience varies with sex of the bird and setting: while both sexes appear to perceive changes in the inter-note interval, males appear to attend to the glissando in the field, and females appear to attend to both ratios...
July 18, 2017: Animal Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720433/single-channel-planar-lipid-bilayer-recordings-of-the-melittin-variant-melp5
#3
Aziz Fennouri, Simon Finn Mayer, Thomas B H Schroeder, Michael Mayer
MelP5 is a 26 amino acid peptide derived from melittin, the main active constituent of bee venom, with five amino acid replacements. The pore-forming activity of MelP5 in lipid membranes is attracting attention because MelP5 forms larger pores and induces dye leakage through liposome membranes at a lower concentration than melittin. Studies of MelP5 have so far focused on ensemble measurements of membrane leakage and impedance; here we extend this characterization with an electrophysiological comparison between MelP5 and melittin using planar lipid bilayer recordings...
July 15, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718981/health-economic-analysis-of-allergen-immunotherapy-ait-for-the-management-of-allergic-rhinitis-asthma-food-allergy-and-venom-allergy-a-systematic-overview
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REVIEW
Miqdad Asaria, Sangeeta Dhami, Ronald van Ree, Roy Gerth van Wijk, Antonella Muraro, Graham Roberts, Aziz Sheikh
BACKGROUND: The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) is developing guidelines for allergen immunotherapy (AIT) for the management of allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, IgE-mediated food allergy and venom allergy. To inform the development of clinical recommendations, we undertook systematic reviews to critically assess evidence on the effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness of AIT for these conditions. This paper focusses on synthesizing data and gaps in the evidence on the cost-effectiveness of AIT for these conditions...
July 18, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717953/evaluation-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-flumethrin-275-mg-bee-hive-strips-polyvar-yellow-%C3%A2-against-varroa-destructor-in-naturally-infested-honey-bee-colonies-in-a-controlled-study
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Tjeerd Blacquière, Gertraut Altreuther, Klemens J Krieger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 17, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717593/short-reads-from-honey-bee-apis-sp-sequencing-projects-reflect-microbial-associate-diversity
#6
Michael Gerth, Gregory D D Hurst
High throughput (or 'next generation') sequencing has transformed most areas of biological research and is now a standard method that underpins empirical study of organismal biology, and (through comparison of genomes), reveals patterns of evolution. For projects focused on animals, these sequencing methods do not discriminate between the primary target of sequencing (the animal genome) and 'contaminating' material, such as associated microbes. A common first step is to filter out these contaminants to allow better assembly of the animal genome or transcriptome...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716449/venom-derived-peptides-inhibiting-kir-channels-past-present-and-future
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REVIEW
Craig A Doupnik
Inwardly rectifying K+ (Kir) channels play a significant role in vertebrate and invertebrate biology by regulating the movement of K+ ions involved in membrane transport and excitability. Yet unlike other ion channels including their ancestral K + -selective homologs, there are very few venom toxins known to target and inhibit Kir channels with the potency and selectivity found for the Ca2+-activated and voltage-gated K+ channel families. It is unclear whether this is simply due to a lack of discovery, or instead a consequence of the evolutionary processes that drive the development of venom components towards their targets based on a collective efficacy to 1) elicit pain for defensive purposes, 2) promote paralysis for prey capture, or 3) facilitate delivery of venom components into the circulation...
July 14, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715431/colony-collapse-disorder-ccd-and-bee-age-impact-honey-bee-pathophysiology
#8
Dennis vanEngelsdorp, Kirsten S Traynor, Michael Andree, Elinor M Lichtenberg, Yanping Chen, Claude Saegerman, Diana L Cox-Foster
Honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies continue to experience high annual losses that remain poorly explained. Numerous interacting factors have been linked to colony declines. Understanding the pathways linking pathophysiology with symptoms is an important step in understanding the mechanisms of disease. In this study we examined the specific pathologies associated with honey bees collected from colonies suffering from Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and compared these with bees collected from apparently healthy colonies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715156/neutrophil-mediated-enhancement-of-angiogenesis-and-osteogenesis-in-a-novel-triple-cell-co-culture-model-with-endothelial-cells-and-osteoblasts
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T D K Herath, Anis Larbi, Swee Hin Teoh, C James Kirkpatrick, Bee Tin Goh
Repair and regeneration of critical-sized bone defects remain a major challenge in orthopaedic and craniomaxillofacial surgery. Until now, attempts to bioengineer bone tissue have been hindered by the inability to establish proper angiogenesis and osteogenesis in the tissue construct. In the present study, we established a novel triple cell co-culture model consisting of osteoblasts, endothelial cells, and neutrophils and conducted a systematic investigation of the effects of neutrophils on angiogenesis and osteogenesis...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713976/melittin-exerts-an-antitumor-effect-on-non%C3%A2-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
#10
Su-Fang Zhang, Zhe Chen
Lung cancer accounts for a significant percentage of all cancer‑associated mortalities in men and women, with non‑small cell lung cancer being the most frequently occurring type of lung cancer. Melittin is the principal active component of apitoxin (bee venom) that has been reported to exert anti‑chronic inflammatory and anti‑cancer effects. In the present study, the antitumor effect of melittin was evaluated using in vivo and in vitro analyses. The results demonstrated that melittin significantly inhibited the epidermal growth factor‑induced invasion and migration of non‑small cell lung cancer cells...
July 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713010/hemolectin-expression-reveals-functional-heterogeneity-in-honey-bee-apis-mellifera-hemocytes
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Erika Gábor, Gyöngyi Cinege, Gábor Csordás, Tibor Török, Katalin Folkl-Medzihradszky, Zsuzsanna Darula, István Andó, Éva Kurucz
The identification of molecular markers considerably facilitated the classification and functional analysis of blood cell types. Apis mellifera hemocytes have been classified by morphological criteria and lectin binding properties; however, the use of molecular markers has been minimal. Here we describe a monoclonal antibody to a non-phagocytic subpopulation of A. mellifera hemocytes and to a constituent of the hemolymph clot. We demonstrate that the antibody identifies the A. mellifera hemolectin, a protein carrying human von Willebrand factor homology domains, characteristic of proteins involved in blood coagulation and platelet aggregation in mammals...
July 13, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712480/bee-venom-acupuncture-reduces-interleukin-6-increases-interleukin-10-and-induces-locomotor-recovery-in-a-model-of-spinal-cord-compression
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Raquel Nascimento de Souza, Fernanda Kohn Silva, Magda Alves de Medeiros
Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) initiate a series of molecular and cellular events in which inflammatory responses can lead to major neurological dysfunctions. The present study aims to investigate whether bee venom (BV) acupuncture applied at acupoints ST36 (Zusanli) and GV3 (Yaoyangquan) could minimize locomotor deficits and the magnitude of neural tissue losses, and change the balance between pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines after an SCI by compression. Wistar rats were subjected to an SCI model by compression in which a 2-French Fogarty embolectomy catheter was inflated in the extradural space...
June 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710501/polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs-and-hopanes-in-plastic-resin-pellets-as-markers-of-oil-pollution-via-international-pellet-watch-monitoring
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Bee Geok Yeo, Hideshige Takada, Junki Hosoda, Atsuko Kondo, Rei Yamashita, Mahua Saha, Thomas Maes
Oil pollution in the marine environment is an unavoidable problem due to chronic input from local sources, particularly in urban areas and oil spills. Oil pollution not only causes immediate physical damages to surrounding wildlife but also some components, including higher molecular weight PAHs, can persist in the environment for many years and pose insidious threats to the ecosystem. Long-term and nontargeted monitoring of oil pollution is important. This paper examines the ability of International Pellet Watch (IPW) for initial identification and monitoring of oil pollution by analysing PAHs and hopanes in plastic pellet samples collected globally by volunteers...
July 14, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709985/molecular-phylogeny-of-miltogramminae-diptera-sarcophagidae-implications-for-classification-systematics-and-evolution-of-larval-feeding-strategies
#14
Marcin Piwczyński, Thomas Pape, Edyta Deja-Sikora, Marcin Sikora, Kamran Akbarzadeh, Krzysztof Szpila
Miltogramminae is one of the phylogenetically most poorly studied taxa of the species-rich family Sarcophagidae (Diptera). Most species are kleptoparasites in nests of solitary aculeate wasps and bees, although parasitoids and saprophagous species are also known, and the ancestral miltogrammine life habit remains unsettled. Here, we present for the first time a comprehensive phylogenetic tree consisting of 58 representatives of Miltogramminae, reconstructed using sequence data from three mitochondrial (COI, cytB, ND4) and one nuclear (Ef-1α) genes...
July 11, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708507/effects-of-diluents-and-plasma-on-honey-bee-apis-mellifera-l-drone-frozen-thawed-semen-fertility
#15
REVIEW
Aziz Gül, Nuray Şahinler, Ali G Onal, Brandon K Hopkins, Walter S Sheppard
Cryopreservation is an advanced method used to protect germplasm in liquid nitrogen. Honey bees are of special interest to protect because of their pollination activity and critical role in agriculture. There has been important progress in the cryopreservation of honey bee germplasm in recent years, leading to practical recovery of genetic material for breeding purposes following freezing. However, there remains room for improvement and the goal of the present study was to evaluate the effect of different "extenders" added post-thaw on the fertilization rate of cryopreserved honey bee semen...
June 23, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708125/structure-elucidation-and-botanical-characterization-of-diterpenes-from-a-specific-type-of-bee-glue
#16
Noushin Aminimoghadamfarouj, Alireza Nematollahi
Investigation of the single plant source bee glue type originating from Southern Australia resulted in the isolation and structure elucidation of major serrulatane diterpenes, novel 7,8,18-trihydroxyserrulat-14-ene (1), along with its oxidized product, 5,18-epoxyserrulat-14-en-7,8-dione (3) and known (18RS)-5,18-epoxyserrulat-14-en-8,18-diol (2). Exploration into the botanical origin revealed Myoporum insulare R. Br, as the plant source of the bee glue materials. This discovery was made through comparative analysis of the myoporum bee glue samples collected from the beehives, analyses of plant resinous exudate, and resin carried on the hind legs of bees foraging for bee glue...
July 14, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706538/safety-of-100%C3%A2-%C3%A2%C2%B5g-venom-immunotherapy-rush-protocols-in-children-compared-to-adults
#17
Johanna Stoevesandt, Christine Hosp, Andreas Kerstan, Axel Trautmann
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of studies examining the safety of venom immunotherapy (VIT) in children. We aimed to assess the incidence of anaphylactic side effects during rush VIT in a cohort of pediatric patients and adult controls. METHODS: 72 consecutive cycles of VIT-buildup in 71 children/adolescents aged 7-17 years were retrospectively evaluated and compared to an adult control group (n = 981) with regard to baseline parameters (sex, causative venom, severity of index sting reaction, results of allergy testing, comorbidities) and the incidence of anaphylactic adverse reactions...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706192/integrative-profiling-of-bee-communities-from-habitats-of-tropical-southern-yunnan-china
#18
X W Liu, D Chesters, Q Y Dai, Z Q Niu, P Beckschäfer, K Martin, C D Zhu
Understanding and managing pollination service is hindered by taxonomic impediments and paucity of data, particularly in the tropics. Herein we apply integrative species delineation and taxonomy to test impacts of land use on the diversity of bee communities within Xishuangbanna (Yunnan, south China), a highly biodiverse tropical region which has undergone extensive land conversion to rubber plantation. 128 Operational Taxonomic Units (OTU) were inferred by an iterative and integrative approach. Bee activity differed significantly across land use samples, although community composition corresponded more to level of vegetation density, when accounting for spatial structure...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706063/bumble-bees-create-a-buzz
#19
Julia Fahrenkamp-Uppenbrink
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 14, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702190/impact-of-dietary-l-arginine-supply-during-early-gestation-on-myofiber-development-in-newborn-pigs-exposed-to-intra-uterine-crowding
#20
Johannes Gulmann Madsen, Camilo Pardo, Michael Kreuzer, Giuseppe Bee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
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