Short-term exposure to lambda-cyhalothrin negatively affects the survival and memory-related characteristics of worker bees Apis mellifera

Chun hua Liao, Xu jiang He, Zi long Wang, Andrew B. Barron, Bo Zhang, Zhi jiang Zeng, Xiao bo Wu

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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.

LanguageEnglish
Pages1-7
Number of pages7
JournalArchives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
DOIs
StateE-pub ahead of print - 8 Feb 2018

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Short-term exposure to lambda-cyhalothrin negatively affects the survival and memory-related characteristics of worker bees Apis mellifera. / Liao, Chun hua; He, Xu jiang; Wang, Zi long; Barron, Andrew B.; Zhang, Bo; Zeng, Zhi jiang; Wu, Xiao bo.

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