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Effect of juvenile hormone on short-term olfactory memory in young honeybees (Apis mellifera)

Maleszka, Ryszard; Helliwell, Paul


Reliable retention of olfactory learning following a 1-trial classical conditioning of the proboscis extension reflex (PER) is not achieved in honeybees until they are 6-7 days old. Here we show that treatment of newly emerged honeybees with juvenile hormone (JH) has a profound effect on the maturation of short-term olfactory memory. JH-treated individuals display excellent short-term (1 h) memory of associative learning at times as early as 3 days of age and perform consistently better than...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Hormones and Behavior
DOI: 10.1006/hbeh.2001.1705


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