Match!

A dietary phytochemical alters caste-associated gene expression in honey bees

Published on Aug 1, 2015in Science Advances
· DOI :10.1126/sciadv.1500795
Wenfu Mao13
Estimated H-index: 13
(UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign),
Mary A. Schuler55
Estimated H-index: 55
(UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign),
May R. Berenbaum69
Estimated H-index: 69
(UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)
Abstract
In the eusocial honey bee Apis mellifera, with reproductive queens and sterile workers, a female larva’s developmental fate depends on its diet; nurse bees feed queen-destined larvae exclusively royal jelly, a glandular secretion, but worker-destined larvae receive royal jelly for 3 days and subsequently jelly to which honey and beebread are added. RNA-Seq analysis demonstrated that p-coumaric acid, which is ubiquitous in honey and beebread, differentially regulates genes involved in caste determination. Rearing larvae in vitro on a royal jelly diet to which p-coumaric acid has been added produces adults with reduced ovary development. Thus, consuming royal jelly exclusively not only enriches the diet of queen-destined larvae but also may protect them from inhibitory effects of phytochemicals present in the honey and beebread fed to worker-destined larvae.
  • References (36)
  • Citations (35)
References36
Newest
#1Karolina Kuszewska (Jagiellonian University)H-Index: 6
#2Michal Woyciechowski (Jagiellonian University)H-Index: 27
10 CitationsSource
13 CitationsSource
#1Ying Wang (ASU: Arizona State University)H-Index: 14
#2Sergio V. Azevedo (USP: University of São Paulo)H-Index: 5
Last.Gro V. Amdam (ASU: Arizona State University)H-Index: 47
view all 4 authors...
31 CitationsSource
#1Dereje WoltedjiH-Index: 3
#2Yu FangH-Index: 17
Last.Jianke LiH-Index: 18
view all 7 authors...
17 CitationsSource
#1Weijun Luo (UNCC: University of North Carolina at Charlotte)H-Index: 15
#2Cory Brouwer (UNCC: University of North Carolina at Charlotte)H-Index: 7
418 CitationsSource
#1Wenfu MaoH-Index: 13
#2Mary A. Schuler (UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)H-Index: 55
Last.May R. BerenbaumH-Index: 69
view all 3 authors...
118 CitationsSource
#1Rosannah C. Cameron (University of Otago)H-Index: 2
#2Elizabeth J. Duncan (University of Otago)H-Index: 18
Last.Peter K. Dearden (University of Otago)H-Index: 25
view all 3 authors...
54 CitationsSource
#1Ben Langmead (UMD: University of Maryland, College Park)H-Index: 20
#2Steven L. Salzberg (UMD: University of Maryland, College Park)H-Index: 128
14.1k CitationsSource
#1Reed M. Johnson (UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)H-Index: 26
#2Wenfu Mao (UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)H-Index: 13
Last.May R. Berenbaum (UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)H-Index: 69
view all 6 authors...
88 CitationsSource
#1Navdeep S. Mutti (ASU: Arizona State University)H-Index: 12
#2Adam Gregory Dolezal (ASU: Arizona State University)H-Index: 12
Last.Gro V. Amdam (NMBU: Norwegian University of Life Sciences)H-Index: 47
view all 6 authors...
119 CitationsSource
Cited By35
Newest
#1Bo Sun (NU: Nanjing University)
Source
#1May R. Berenbaum (UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)H-Index: 69
#2Ling-Hsiu Liao (UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)
Source
#1Hanna Chole (HUJI: Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
#2Sarah Hollis Woodard (UCR: University of California, Riverside)
Last.Guy Bloch (HUJI: Hebrew University of Jerusalem)H-Index: 33
view all 3 authors...
Source
#1Sasiprapa Krongdang (CMU: Chiang Mai University)H-Index: 2
#2Jay D. Evans (ARS: Agricultural Research Service)H-Index: 66
Last.Panuwan Chantawannakul (CMU: Chiang Mai University)H-Index: 18
view all 5 authors...
2 CitationsSource
#1Daiana Almeida de Souza (USP: University of São Paulo)H-Index: 3
#2Klaus Hartfelder (USP: University of São Paulo)H-Index: 39
Last.David R. Tarpy (NCSU: North Carolina State University)H-Index: 34
view all 3 authors...
Source
Source
#1Alison McAfee (NCSU: North Carolina State University)H-Index: 1
#2Jeffery S. Pettis (SU: Salisbury University)H-Index: 3
Last.Leonard J. Foster (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 51
view all 4 authors...
3 CitationsSource
#1E. J. BernklauH-Index: 12
#2Louis B. BjostadH-Index: 21
Last.Arathi H. S.H-Index: 1
view all 5 authors...
6 CitationsSource
5 CitationsSource
#1Ramesh R. Sagili (OSU: Oregon State University)H-Index: 12
#2Bradley N. Metz (NCSU: North Carolina State University)H-Index: 4
Last.Carolyn R. Breece (OSU: Oregon State University)H-Index: 2
view all 5 authors...
6 CitationsSource