Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 2 Effects of immunostimulation on cuticular hydrocarbon profiles of bees in Colony 1

From: Effects of immunostimulation on social behavior, chemical communication and genome-wide gene expression in honey bee workers (Apis mellifera)

Substance Control Saline Beads Bacteria
Median ± SIQR Median ± SIQR Median ± SIQR Median ± SIQR
Alkanes
Heneicosane 0.51±0.04 0.49±0.08 0.55±0.10 0.43±0.08
Tricosane 2.85±0.24 3.46±0.76 3.70±0.38 3.11±0.60
Tetracosane 0.13±0.02 0.17±0.14 0.22±0.06 0.16±0.08
Pentacosane 4.99±0.37 6.16±6.35 8.89±4.07 5.99±2.91
hexacosane 0.66±0.08 0.83±0.28 0.98±0.19 0.81±0.26
Heptac osane 20.44±2.23 24.00±4.88 29.63±4.40 25.77±8.43
Octacosane 0.78±0.05 0.64±0.10 0.68±0.06 0.73±0.08
Nonacosane 17.65±1.14 13.02±2.77 13.88±3.09 17.14±2.75
Triacontane 0.74±0.07 0.65±0.21 0.47±0.17 0.64±0.15
Hentricontane 16.33±2.37 13.10±4.56 9.92±4.13 15.90±3.63
Tritriacontane 2.16 2.03±0.73 1.35±0.63 2.17±0.73
Alkenes
Tricosene 0.17±0.03 0.21±0.07 0.19±0.06 0.16±0.04
Pentacosene 0.31±0.05 0.42±0.20 0.37±0.24 0.28±0.12
Heptacosene 0.34±0.13 0.91±0.57 0.72±0.96 0.51±0.35
Nonacosene 1.08±0.28 1.41±0.22 1.23±0.20 1.16±0.13
Hentriacontene Isomere1 3.59±0.25 4.13±0.77 3.80±0.32 3.32±0.61
Hentriacontene Isomere2 5.13±0.30 5.32±1.11 4.81±0.54 4.52±0.63
Tritriacontene 12.99±1.19 13.66±2.58 11.53±1.27 11.11±2.13
Alkynes
Hentriacontyne 0.12±0.10 0.37±0.06 0.00±0.00 0.18±0.05
Tritriacontyne 1.15±0.28 1.61±0.32 1.34±0.32 1.14±0.21
Methylalkanes
11.13- Methylpentacosane 0.20±0.04 0.20±0.07 0.27±0.07 0.17±0.04
9.11.13- Methylheptacosane 1.15±0.19 1.40±0.25 1.70±0.40 1.20±0.24
11.13.15- Methylnonacosane 1.06±0.18 1.34±0.25 1.67±0.35 1.11±0.22
13.15- Methylhentriacontane 0.62±0.11 0.85±0.15 1.01±0.21 0.74±0.14
  1. Data for this figure were obtained from gas chromatography analysis of cuticular washes of worker bees from Colony 1. These data represent the relative proportions of each compound found within each of the four treatment groups.