Title: Morphology of the Dufour gland within the honey bee sting gland complex
Authors: Martin, Stephen J. ×
Dils, Vicky
Billen, Johan #
Issue Date: Oct-2005
Publisher: Edp sciences s a
Series Title: Apidologie vol:36 issue:4 pages:543-546
Abstract: The Dufour gland in the honeybee exits between the sting lancets. The exit is very narrow and indistinct, and is in the same position in both the queens and workers of the both Apis mellifera and Apis cerana. The gland's exit is close to the setosa membrane, a region of cuticle, which acts as a platform for pheromone release. This is consistent with the idea that the Dufour gland secretes compounds that are utilised in defence by workers or reproduction in queens.
ISSN: 0044-8435
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity Conservation Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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