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Lateralization of gene expression in the honeybee brain during olfactory learning

Guo, Yu; Wang, Zilong; Li, You; Wei, Guifeng; Yuan, Jiao; Sun, Yu; Wang, Huan; Qin, Qiuhong; Zeng, Zhijiang; Zhang, Shaowu; Chen, Runsheng


In the last decade, it has been demonstrated that brain functional asymmetry occurs not only in vertebrates but also in invertebrates. However, the mechanisms underlying functional asymmetry remain unclear. In the present study, we trained honeybees of the same parentage and age, on the proboscis extension reflex (PER) paradigm with only one antenna in use. The comparisons of gene expression between the left and right hemispheres were carried out using high throughput sequencing. Our research...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016-10-05
Type: Journal article
Source: Scientific reports
DOI: 10.1038/srep34727
Access Rights: Open Access


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