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Related ArticlesFlower specialisation: the occluded corolla of snapdragons (Antirrhinum) exhibits two pollinator niches of large long-tongued bees. Plant Biol (Stuttg). 2017 Sep;19(5):787-797 Authors: Vargas P, Liberal I, Ornosa C, Gómez JM Abstract Flower specialisation of angiosperms includes the occluded corollas of snapdragons (Antirrhinum and some relatives), which have been postulated to be one of the most efficient structures to physical limit [...]
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Related ArticlesHoney bee (Apis mellifera) nurses do not consume pollens based on their nutritional quality. PLoS One. 2018;13(1):e0191050 Authors: Corby-Harris V, Snyder L, Meador C, Ayotte T Abstract Honey bee workers (Apis mellifera) consume a variety of pollens to meet the majority of their requirements for protein and lipids. Recent work indicates that honey bees prefer diets that reflect the proper [...]
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Related ArticlesIdentification of yellow gene family in Agrotis ipsilon and functional analysis of Aiyellow-y by CRISPR/Cas9. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2018 Jan 11;: Authors: Chen X, Cao Y, Zhan S, Zhang Y, Tan A, Huang Y Abstract The yellow gene family has been identified in several model insects, but yellow genes were poorly identified in non-model insects and the functions of [...]
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Related ArticlesInfluence of genotype, floral stage, and water stress on floral nectar yield and composition of mānuka (Leptospermum scoparium). Ann Bot. 2018 Jan 02;: Authors: Clearwater MJ, Revell M, Noe S, Manley-Harris M Abstract Background and Aims: Floral nectar can be variable in composition, influencing pollinator behaviour and the composition of honey derived from it. The non-peroxide antibacterial activity of mānuka [...]
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Related ArticlesPropolis increases neutrophils response against Candida albicans through the increase of reactive oxygen species. Future Microbiol. 2018 Jan 05;: Authors: Alves de Lima NC, Ratti BA, Souza Bonfim Mendonça P, Murata G, Araujo Pereira RR, Nakamura CV, Lopes Consolaro ME, Estivalet Svidzinski TI, Hatanaka E, Bruschi ML, Oliveira Silva S Abstract AIM: To investigate whether Brazilian green propolis improves the [...]
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Related ArticlesReproductive biology of Ferocactus recurvus (Mill.) Borg subsp. recurvus (Cactaceae) in the Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley, Mexico. Plant Biol (Stuttg). 2017 Sep;19(5):798-805 Authors: Córdova-Acosta E, Zavala-Hurtado JA, Golubov J, Casas A Abstract Mexico has one of the highest diversities of barrel cacti species worldwide; however, all are threatened and require conservation policies. Information on their reproductive biology is crucial, but few studies [...]
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Related ArticlesSecreted Phospholipases A₂ from Animal Venoms in Pain and Analgesia. Toxins (Basel). 2017 Dec 19;9(12): Authors: Zambelli VO, Picolo G, Fernandes CAH, Fontes MRM, Cury Y Abstract Animal venoms comprise a complex mixture of components that affect several biological systems. Based on the high selectivity for their molecular targets, these components are also a rich source of potential therapeutic agents. [...]
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Related ArticlesThe effect of royal jelly on the growth of breast cancer in mice. Oncol Lett. 2017 Dec;14(6):7615-7621 Authors: Zhang S, Shao Q, Geng H, Su S Abstract Due to various pharmacological properties, including antioxidative, anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties, royal jelly (RJ) has been widely consumed in daily diets in numerous countries. In the present study, the effect of RJ on [...]
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