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Experientia

, Volume 28, Issue 8, pp 982–983 | Cite as

Quantitative Bestimmung von RNS-Fraktionen im Gehirn frisch geschlüpfter Bienen (Apis mellifica)

  • O. Kuhn
  • E. Kubli
  • E. Hauschteck-Jungen
Article

Summary

In the brain of the honeybee (Apis mellifica), it was found that the rRNA content decreases rapidly during the first 2 days of adult life. An increase is observed from days 3 to 5, followed by another decrease to a level inferior to that of day 2 to 3. Except for a rise on the 5th day, 4s RNA remains constant. An unidentified RNA fraction of low molecular weight (D) sharply decreases on day 5. The possibility is discussed that these results reflect changes in RNA metabolism that can be related to the sequences of activity observed in the bees during the first 9 days after hatching.

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Kuhn
    • 1
  • E. Kubli
    • 1
  • E. Hauschteck-Jungen
    • 1
  1. 1.Zoologisches Museum, Zoologisches InstitutStrahlenbiologisches Institut der Universität ZürichZürich(Schweiz)

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