The habitat disruption induces immune-suppression and oxidative stress in honey bees (pages 201–217)
Tomomi Morimoto, Yuriko Kojima, Taku Toki, Yayoi Komeda, Mikio Yoshiyama, Kiyoshi Kimura, Keijiro Nirasawa and Tatsuhiko Kadowaki
Article first published online: 8 SEP 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/ece3.21
The honey bee is a major insect used for pollination of many commercial crops worldwide. Although the use of honey bees for pollination can disrupt the habitat, the effects on their physiology have never been determined. In this study, we characterized the physiological states of honey bees used for long-term pollination in strawberry and eggplant greenhouses. To understand the physiological states of honey bees used for long-term pollination in greenhouses, we characterized their gene expression profiles by microarray.