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Gustatory Perception and Fat Body Energy Metabolism Are Jointly Affected by Vitellogenin and Juvenile Hormone in Honey Bees

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Gene knockdown effect on starvation resistance.

After quantification of gustatory responsiveness (Figure 3), the bees were monitored for 3 days under starvation stress. Survival was recorded every 3 h. The single knockdown of the vg or usp gene did not affect the survival of the worker bees, whereas double knockdown (vg/usp) significantly shortened worker life span (n = 31–60, p<0.05).

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1002779.g004