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Comparing injection, feeding and topical application methods for treatment of honeybees with octopamine

Barron, Andrew; Maleszka, Joanna; Vander Meer, Robert K; Robinson, Gene E; Maleszka, Ryszard


Entomologists have used a range of techniques to treat insects with neuroactive compounds, but it is not always clear whether different treatment methods are equally effective in delivering a compound to a target organ. Here, we used five different techniques to treat honeybees with 3H-octopamine (3H-OA), and analysed the distribution of the 3H radiolabelled compound within different tissues and how it changed over time. All treatment methods, including injection of the median ocellus, resulted...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Insect Physiology
DOI: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2006.11.009


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