Friday, 4 August 2006: 1:30 PM-6:00 PM
Congressional (Omni Shoreham Hotel)
Symposium 25: Pheromonal mediation of honey bee social behavior, a symposium in honor of Mark Winston
Honey bee behavior is coordinated largely by pheromones released by the queen, workers, or brood. Indeed, honey bees are the only species with multiple chemically and behaviorally characterized releaser and primer pheromones. These pheromones regulate a wide range of behaviors, including reproduction, aggregation, grooming, brood care, and foraging. Furthermore, responses to pheromones can be modulated by physiological or social conditions, adding an additional layer of complexity to this system. With advances in genomics, it is now becoming possible to identify the genes and molecular mechanisms underlying these profound and complex effects of pheromones.
Organizer:Christina M. Grozinger
1:30 PMThe Essence of Royalty: 25 Years of Queen Pheromone Research
Mark L. Winston
1:50 PMA synergistic approach to queen pheromone research at Simon Fraser University: novel discoveries and questions for the future
Heather Higo
2:10 PMPheromonal regulation of reproduction in honeybees (Apis mellifera): how social parasitism by workers provides fresh insights
Vincent Dietemann, Jochen Pflugfelder, Stephan Härtel, Peter Neumann, Robin M. Crewe
2:30 PMChemical ecology of honey bees in Asia
Shigeru Matsuyama, Hiromi Sasagawa
2:50 PMHoneybees (Apis mellifera) Dufour's gland secretion – queen and worker signal
Tamar Katzav-Gozansky, Abraham Hefetz
3:10 PMPaper Withdrawn
3:30 PMBreak
4:00 PMPrimer and releaser pheromones in the honeybee
Yves Le Conte
4:20 PMBrood pheromone regulation of honey bee behaviors and physiology affecting colony growth
Tanya Pankiw
4:40 PMSemiochemicals eliciting communications and social behaviors in honey bees
Hiromi Sasagawa, Tatsuhiko Kadowaki, Shigeru Matsuyama
5:00 PMIdentifying Pheromone Receptors from the Honey Bee Genome
Kevin W. Wanner, Kimberly K.O. Walden, Hugh M. Robertson
5:20 PMDiscussion
5:40 PMNeurogenomics of pheromone-mediated behavioral plasticity in honey bees
Christina Grozinger
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