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Table 3 Effects of immunostimulation on cuticular hydrocarbon profiles of bees in Colony 2

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 0.84±0.10 0.98±0.10 0.82±0.06 0.87±0.13
Tricosane 7.55±3.26 8.25±1.26 8.65±1.84 10.28±2.53
Tetracosane 0.45±0.13 0.46±0.09 0.46±0.06 0.54±0.06
Pentacosane 19.70±4.82 17.89±4.25 17.94±1.90 19.85±2.57
hexacosane 1.12±0.11 1.23±0.11 1.20±0.04 1.09±0.14
heptacosane 27.03±3.75 29.08±2.38 28.24±1.58 27.46±3.37
Octacosane 0.52±0.08 0.57±0.07 0.63±0.06 0.54±0.04
Nonacosane 7.82±2.12 8.52±1.58 9.11±1.18 7.71±1.52
Hentricontane 6.09±1.29 6.81±1.34 6.25±1.67 6.64±1.80
Tritriacontane 0.89±0.23 1.25±0.27 0.93±0.37 1.16±0.36
Alkenes
Tricosene 0.93±0.43 0.79±0.20 0.76±0.27 1.07±0.35
Pentacosene 2.30±0.81 2.28±0.46 2.24±0.40 2.53±0.47
Heptacosene 0.49±0.07 0.51±0.12 0.55±0.17 0.50±0.13
Nonacosene 1.70±0.26 1.94±0.20 1.81±0.33 1.55±0.19
Hentriacontene Isomere 2 2.89±0.78 3.51±0.86 2.64±0.83 2.68±0.42
Tritriacontene 7.12±1.27 7.65±1.43 5.96±1.04 6.41±1.34
Alkynes
Heptacosyne 1.93±0.23 2.18±0.41 2.14±0.26 2.08±0.27
Tritriacontyne 1.04±0.23 1.08±0.19 1.00±0.22 0.80±0.08
Methylalkanes
9.11.13-Methylheptacosane 1.53±0.25 1.59±0.18 1.48±0.18 1.30±0.22
11.13.15-Methylnonacosane 1.61±0.30 1.70±0.17 1.56±0.12 1.42±0.25
13.15-Methylhentriacontane 0.92±0.19 0.97±0.11 0.91±0.07 0.82±0.15
  1. Data for this figure were obtained from gas chromatography analysis of cuticular washes of worker bees from Colony 2. These data represent the relative proportions of each compound found within each of the four treatment groups.