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Apidologie
Volume 40, Number 5, September-October 2009
Page(s) 562 - 564
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/apido/2009024
Published online 13 June 2009
Apidologie 40 (2009) 562-564
DOI: 10.1051/apido/2009024

A scientific note on E-$\beta$-ocimene, a new volatile primer pheromone that inhibits worker ovary development in honey bees

Alban Maisonnasse1, Jean-Christophe Lenoir1, Guy Costagliola2, Dominique Beslay1, Fanny Choteau1, Didier Crauser1, Jean-Marc Becard1, Erika Plettner3 and Yves Le Conte1

1  INRA, UMR 406, Abeilles et Environnement, Laboratoire Biologie et Protection de l'Abeille, Site Agroparc, 84914 Avignon, France
2  INRA, Unité Plantes et Systèmes de culture Horticoles, Site Agroparc, 84914 Avignon, France

3  Department of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6, Canada

Received 28 October 2008 – Revised 27 January 2009 – Accepted 3 February 2009 - Published online 13 June 2009

Abstract -


Key words: E- $\boldmath\beta$-ocimene / ovary development / pheromone / brood / Apis mellifera


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