Honeybee Research in PLoS ONE

As you may have read in a post from Bex, PLoS ONE has published articles on organisms from A to Z. Under “H”, in addition to hydra, there are honeybees—a topic that demonstrates the truly multidisciplinary nature of our journal (research in this area spans the subject categories of: Neuroscience, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics and Genomics, Physiology, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Computer Science, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology, Neurological Disorders, and Pathology).

We’d like to thank this community for embracing PLoS ONE and Open Access publishing and the editors who provided expert handling of peer review.

Here’s what PLoS ONE author and editorial board member Martin Giurfa (Centre de Recherches su la Cognition Animale – CNRS Universit Paul Sabatier, France) had to say about publishing with us:

I wanted to support the PLoS ONE initiative by sending what I considered to be one of my best works…The experience was very positive. Good editor, good reviewers, constructive criticisms, etc. (Read more in this interview.)

Three A. m. ligustica queens (circled) coexisting peacefully within a colony.

Figure 1 from Self Assessment in Insects: Honeybee Queens Know Their Own Strength by Dietemann V et al. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0001412

Feel free to share these research articles with colleagues and let them know that we welcome more submissions in this area!

Modulatory Communication Signal Performance Is Associated with a Distinct Neurogenomic State in Honey Bees by Alaux C et al. (Editor: Nigel E. Raine, Queen Mary College, University of London, UK)

Colony Collapse Disorder: A Descriptive Study by vanEngelsdorp D et al. (Editor: Justin Brown, University of Georgia, US)

Transcriptomic Profiling of Central Nervous System Regions in Three Species of Honey Bee during Dance Communication Behavior by Sen Sarma M et al. (Editor: Walter S. Leal, University of California Davis, US)

PDK1 and HR46 Gene Homologs Tie Social Behavior to Ovary Signals by Wang Y et al. (Editor: Paul A. Bartell, Pennsylvania State University, US)

Serial Position Learning in Honeybees by Menzel R. (Editor: Thomas Burne, University of Queensland, Australia)

Number-Based Visual Generalisation in the Honeybee by Gross HJ et al. (Editor: Hiromu Tanimoto, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Neurobiologie, Germany)

Antimicrobial Peptide Evolution in the Asiatic Honey Bee Apis cerana by Xu P et al. (Editor: Frederick M. Ausubel, Massachusetts General Hospital, US)

Reappraising Social Insect Behavior through Aversive Responsiveness and Learning by Roussel E et al. (Editor: Angela Sirigu, CNRS, France)

Insect Brains Use Image Interpolation Mechanisms to Recognise Rotated Objects by Dyer AG and Vuong QC. (Editor: Ernest Greene, University of Southern California, US)

A Survey of Honey Bee Colony Losses in the U.S., Fall 2007 to Spring 2008 by vanEngelsdorp D et al. (Editor: Nick Gay, University of Cambridge, UK)

Bridging the Synaptic Gap: Neuroligins and Neurexin I in Apis mellifera by Biswas S et al. (Editor: Seth G.N. Grant, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK)

Olfactory Interference during Inhibitory Backward Pairing in Honey Bees by Dacher M and Smith BH. (Editor: Björn Brembs, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany)

Sensory Response System of Social Behavior Tied to Female Reproductive Traits by Tsuruda JM et al. (Editor: Laurent Keller, University of Lausanne, Switzerland)

Social Waves in Giant Honeybees Repel Hornets by Kastberger G et al. (Editor: Hiromu Tanimoto)

Valuing Insect Pollination Services with Cost of Replacement by Allsopp MH et al. (Editor: Andy Hector, University of Zurich, Switzerland)

Does an Insect’s Unconditioned Response to Sucrose Reveal Expectations of Reward? by Gil M et al. (Editor: Justin Harris, University of Sydney, Australia)

East Learns from West: Asiatic Honeybees Can Understand Dance Language of European Honeybees by Su S et al. (Editor: Martin Giurfa)

From Antenna to Antenna: Lateral Shift of Olfactory Memory Recall by Honeybees by Rogers LJ and Vallortigara G. (Editor: Nicola Susan Clayton, University of Cambridge, UK)

Generalization Mediates Sensitivity to Complex Odor Features in the Honeybee by Wright GA et al. (Academic Editor: Sue Healy, University of Edinburgh, UK)

A Meta-Analysis of Effects of Bt Crops on Honey Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) by Duan JJ et al. (Editor: Andy Hector)

Self Assessment in Insects: Honeybee Queens Know Their Own Strength by Dietemann V et al. (Academic Editor: Colin Allen, Indiana University, US)

Effects of Insemination Quantity on Honey Bee Queen Physiology by Richard F-J et al. (Academic Editor: Robert Brooks, The University of New South Wales, Australia)

The Making of a Queen: TOR Pathway Is a Key Player in Diphenic Caste Development by Patel A et al. (Academic Editor: Pawel Michalak, University of Texas Arlington, US)

Magnetoreception System in Honeybees (Apis mellifera) by Hsu C-Y et al. (Editor: Martin Giurfa)

Increased Neural Activity of a Mushroom Body Neuron Subtype in the Brains of Forager Honeybees by Kiya T et al. (Editor: Martin Giurfa)

Aversive Learning in Honeybees Revealed by the Olfactory Conditioning of the Sting Extension Reflex by Vergoz V et al. (Academic Editor: Björn Brembs)

Dynamic Range Compression in the Honey Bee Auditory System toward Waggle Dance Sounds by Tsujiuchi S et al. (Editor: Martin Giurfa)

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