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Hygienic behaviour is a complex trait that gives Apis mellifera L. resistance against brood diseases. Variability in the expression of hygienic behaviour is evidenced at the colonylevel and is explained by the proportion and propensity of individual worker bees that engage in hygienic activities. We investigated the temporal performance and the dynamics of task-specialisation of individual bees over time, both in selected hygienic (H) and non-hygienic [ver mas...]
dc.contributor.authorScannapieco, Alejandra Carla
dc.contributor.authorLanzavecchia, Silvia Beatriz
dc.contributor.authorParreño, María Alejandra
dc.contributor.authorLiendo, María Clara
dc.contributor.authorCladera, Jorge Luis
dc.contributor.authorSpivak, Marla
dc.contributor.authorPalacio, Marí­a Alejandra
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-29T14:12:05Z
dc.date.available2017-06-29T14:12:05Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.otherhttps://doi.org/10.1515/jas-2016-0006
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12123/521
dc.identifier.urihttps://conservancy.umn.edu/handle/11299/181247
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.degruyter.com/downloadpdf/j/jas.2016.60.issue-1/jas-2016-0006/jas-2016-0006.pdf
dc.description.abstractHygienic behaviour is a complex trait that gives Apis mellifera L. resistance against brood diseases. Variability in the expression of hygienic behaviour is evidenced at the colonylevel and is explained by the proportion and propensity of individual worker bees that engage in hygienic activities. We investigated the temporal performance and the dynamics of task-specialisation of individual bees over time, both in selected hygienic (H) and non-hygienic (NH) colonies. Then we evaluated the impact of these behavioural aspects on the colony performance. Bees that perform hygienic behaviour (hygienic bees) in our H colonies were more persistent in the hygienic activities throughout the days of the investigation. Such bees were more efficient in the removal of pin-killed brood than hygienic bees in the NH colonies. Hygienic bees in the H colonies were also specialist in the sub-tasks involved in the detection of odour stimulus from dead brood and continued to perform these activities throughout the days of the investigation (temporal persistence). Age-distribution of hygienic bees in the H colonies was asymmetrical, with a larger proportion of these bees performing hygienic activities early in life. At a colony-level, H showed higher efficiency compared to the NH colonies. The present results highlight the fact that individual behaviour may influence the collective dynamics of the hygienic behaviour in honeybee colonies. The results also note that the selection for highly hygienic colonies would result in changes in individual bees that improve the performance of the behaviour at the colony level. The relevance of task-partitioning and age-specialisation of hygienic bees on social immunity is discussed.eng
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.sourceJournal of apicultural science, 60 (1) : 63-74.
dc.subjectAbeja Melífera
dc.subjectApis Mellifera
dc.subjectHoney Beeseng
dc.subjectPrecocidad
dc.subjectPrecocityeng
dc.subjectBehavioureng
dc.subjectComportamiento
dc.subjectResistencia a la Enfermedad
dc.subjectDisease Resistanceeng
dc.subjectInmunidad
dc.subjectImmunityeng
dc.subjectColonia de Abejas
dc.subjectBee Colonieseng
dc.subject.otherHygienic Behavioureng
dc.subject.otherPolietismo
dc.titleIndividual precocity, temporal persistence, and task-specialization of hygienic bees from selected colonies of apis mellifera
dc.typeinfo:ar-repo/semantics/artículo
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleeng
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersioneng
dc.description.origenInst. de Genética "Ewald A. Favret"- IGEAF
dc.gic151740
dc.description.filFil: Scannapieco, Alejandra Carla. Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA). Instituto de Genética; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
dc.description.filFil: Lanzavecchia, Silvia Beatriz. Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA). Instituto de Genética; Argentina
dc.description.filFil: Parreño, María Alejandra. Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA). Instituto de Genética; Argentina
dc.description.filFil: Liendo, María Clara. Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA). Instituto de Genética; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
dc.description.filFil: Cladera, Jorge Luis. Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA). Instituto de Genética; Argentina
dc.description.filFil: Spivak, Marla. University of Minnesota, Department of Entomology; Estados Unidos
dc.description.filFil: Palacio, María Alejandra. Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA). Estación Experimental Agropecuaria Balcarce; Argentina
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