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Abstract Title:

Short-Term Exposure to Lambda-Cyhalothrin Negatively Affects the Survival and Memory-Related Characteristics of Worker Bees Apis mellifera.

Abstract Source:

Arch Environ Contam Toxicol. 2018 Feb 8. Epub 2018 Feb 8. PMID: 29423537

Abstract Author(s):

Chun-Hua Liao, Xu-Jiang He, Zi-Long Wang, Andrew B Barron, Bo Zhang, Zhi-Jiang Zeng, Xiao-Bo Wu

Article Affiliation:

Chun-Hua Liao

Abstract:

Pesticides are considered one of the major contemporary stressors of honey bee health. In this study, the effects of short-term exposure to lambda-cyhalothrin on lifespan, learning, and memory-related characteristics of Apis mellifera were systematically examined. Short-term exposure to lambda-cyhalothrin in worker bees reduced lifespan, affected learning and memory performance, reduced the homing ability, and influenced the expression levels of two learning and memory-related genes of A. mellifera. This research identifies the nature of the sublethal effects of lambda-cyhalothrin on bees and the level of exposure that can be harmful to bee health. This new information will assist in establishing guidelines for the safe use of lambda-cyhalothrin in the field.

Study Type : Insect Study
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Additional Keywords : Bee Colony Collapse
Problem Substances : Pesticides : CK(827) : AC(95)

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