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Methoprene does not affect juvenile hormone titers in honey bee (Apis mellifera) workers

【摘要】Methoprene,少年荷尔蒙(JH)类似物,是也在蜂蜜蜜蜂(Apismellifera)加速行为的开发的广泛地使用的杀虫药剂。JH从与JH或methoprene在成年工人蜜蜂,和处理护理到foraging调整转变两个被显示了导致早熟的foraging。决定methoprene怎么改变蜂蜜蜜蜂行为,我们比较了methoprenetreated和未经治疗的蜜蜂的JHtiters。行为的观察证实methoprene处理显著地从4个殖民地在3增加了早熟的foragers的数字。在里面仅仅然而,1从4个殖民地在那里在在methoprenetreated和控制蜜蜂之间的JHtiters的重要差别。进一步在所有4个殖民地,在JHtiters在之间没有重要差别早熟并且normalagedforagers。这些结果建议methoprene直接没影响语料库allata分泌的内长的JH。因为没有改变工人JHtiters,methoprene引起了早foraging,我们断定methoprene很可能为JH作为一个代用品对JH受体直接起作用。

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