Dataset Information


Transcription profiling of brains of adult honey bee workers (Apis mellifera) performing different behavioral tasks in the hive

ABSTRACT: This experiment examines gene expression profiles in the brains of adult honey bee workers (Apis mellifera) performing different behavioral tasks in the hive. The different behavioral groups examined were nurse, comb builder, guard, undertaker, and forager. The comb builder, guard, and undertaker behavioral groups perform their respective tasks over a relatively short time scale (typically 1 day), while nursing and foraging are longer duration (lasting > 1 week). The purpose of this study was to examine whether behaviors that persist over different time scales are associated with differences in the extent of gene expression changes in the brain.

INSTRUMENT(S): Axon GenePix 4000B scanning hardware

ORGANISM(S): Apis mellifera  

SUBMITTER: Amy C Cash   Gene E Robinson  Nyla Ismail  Charles W Whitfield 

PROVIDER: E-MEXP-252 | ArrayExpress | 2005-01-21


Dataset's files

Action DRS
E-MEXP-252.README.txt Txt
E-MEXP-252.eSet.r Other
E-MEXP-252.idf.txt Idf
E-MEXP-252.idf.txt_original Idf Raw
Items per page:
1 - 5 of 6
altmetric image


Behavior and the limits of genomic plasticity: power and replicability in microarray analysis of honeybee brains.

Cash AC   Whitfield CW   Ismail N   Robinson GE  

Genes, brain, and behavior 20050601 4

Transcription is slow relative to many post-transcriptional processes in the brain. Using the rich system of division of labor in the honeybee (Apis mellifera), we found extreme differences in the extent to which behavioral occupations of different durations were associated with gene-expression differences in the brain. Nursing and foraging, occupations lasting > 1 week, were associated with significant expression differences for nearly one-quarter of the genes tested (1208 of 5563 cDNAs tested;  ...[more]

Similar Datasets

2007-04-21 | E-TABM-151 | ArrayExpress
2007-04-25 | E-TABM-149 | ArrayExpress
2011-02-03 | E-MEXP-24 | ArrayExpress
2007-04-05 | E-TABM-150 | ArrayExpress
2004-05-01 | E-MEXP-79 | ArrayExpress
2004-10-15 | E-MEXP-80 | ArrayExpress
2009-07-29 | E-TABM-700 | ArrayExpress
2008-12-31 | E-TABM-512 | ArrayExpress
2011-06-25 | E-GEOD-30198 | ArrayExpress