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Research Article

Detection of Neural Activity in the Brains of Japanese Honeybee Workers during the Formation of a “Hot Defensive Bee Ball”

  • Atsushi Ugajin,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Taketoshi Kiya,

    Affiliation: Division of Life Sciences, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan

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  • Takekazu Kunieda,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Masato Ono mail,

    stkubo@biol.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp (TK); ono@agr.tamagawa.ac.jp (MO)

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Applied Entomology and Zoology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Tamagawa University, Machida, Japan

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  • Tadaharu Yoshida,

    Affiliation: Honeybee Science Research Center, Tamagawa University, Machida, Japan

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  • Takeo Kubo mail

    stkubo@biol.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp (TK); ono@agr.tamagawa.ac.jp (MO)

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Published: March 14, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0032902

About the Authors

Atsushi Ugajin, Takekazu Kunieda, Takeo Kubo
Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Taketoshi Kiya
Division of Life Sciences, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan
Masato Ono
Laboratory of Applied Entomology and Zoology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Tamagawa University, Machida, Japan
Tadaharu Yoshida
Honeybee Science Research Center, Tamagawa University, Machida, Japan

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AU T. Kiya. Performed the experiments: AU T. Kiya MO TY. Analyzed the data: AU T. Kiya. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AU T. Kiya MO TY. Wrote the paper: AU T. Kunieda T. Kubo.