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Research Article

Individual Variation in Pheromone Response Correlates with Reproductive Traits and Brain Gene Expression in Worker Honey Bees

  • Sarah D. Kocher mail,

    skocher@gmail.com (SDK); cmgrozinger@psu.edu (CMG)

    Affiliations: Department of Genetics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America, W.M. Keck Center for Behavioral Biology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

    Current address: Department of Entomology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Julien F. Ayroles,

    Affiliations: Department of Genetics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America, W.M. Keck Center for Behavioral Biology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Eric A. Stone,

    Affiliations: Department of Genetics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America, Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America, W.M. Keck Center for Behavioral Biology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Christina M. Grozinger mail

    skocher@gmail.com (SDK); cmgrozinger@psu.edu (CMG)

    Affiliations: Department of Genetics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America, Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America, W.M. Keck Center for Behavioral Biology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

    Current address: Department of Entomology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Published: February 09, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0009116

About the Authors

Sarah D. Kocher, Julien F. Ayroles, Eric A. Stone, Christina M. Grozinger
Department of Genetics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
Eric A. Stone
Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
Christina M. Grozinger
Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
Sarah D. Kocher, Julien F. Ayroles, Eric A. Stone, Christina M. Grozinger
W.M. Keck Center for Behavioral Biology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

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Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SDK CG. Performed the experiments: SDK. Analyzed the data: SDK JFA EAS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CG. Wrote the paper: SDK CG.