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IMPROVED CHOLINERGIC TRANSMISSION IS DETRIMENTAL TO BEHAVIOURAL PLASTICITY IN HONEYBEES APIS MELLIFERA

Guez, David; Zhu, Hong; Zhang, Shao Wu

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Unravelling the role of neuromessenger processes in learning and memory has long interested researchers. We investigated the effects of an acetylcholinesterase blocker, Methyl Parathion (MeP), on honeybee learning. We used visual and olfactory tasks to test whether MeP had a detrimental effect on the acquisition of new knowledge when this new knowledge contradicts previously acquired one. Our results indicate that treatment with MeP prior to conditioning was significantly detrimental to the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/153761
Source: Biology
DOI: 10.3390/biology1030508
Access Rights: Open Access

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