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Effects of imidacloprid on proteins distribution in the brain of Melipona scutellaris Latreille, 1811 (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Meliponini)

Grant number: 14/14070-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2014
Effective date (End): July 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Applied Zoology
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal researcher:Osmar Malaspina
Grantee:Aline Fernanda Catae
Home Institution: Centro de Estudos de Insetos Sociais (CEIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Rio Claro. Rio Claro , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:12/50197-2 - Action of products used in cultivation of sugar cane on non-target organisms, AP.BIOEN.TEM


The bees Apis mellifera expressive stand out in the economic and ecological context by bee products provided as propolis, royal jelly, honey, beeswax and venom, and by the extreme importance of the pollination process is for the equilibrium of ecosystems. Current studies indicate that some synthetic substances used to control pests in agriculture, may be involved in intoxication cases of insects, such as bees. It is emphasized thus, the importance of detailed toxicological studies to assess the possible deleterious effects that phytosanitary products can have on bees, suggesting then strategies for the protection and conservation of pollinators. Considering the above, the present study aims to examine the possible alterations in the spatial distribution of proteins in the brain of foraging bees of Apis mellifera exposed to sublethal dose of imidacloprid, which is an insecticide that presents neurotoxic action. (AU)

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CATAE, ALINE F.; DA SILVA MENEGASSO, ANALLY R.; PRATAVIEIRA, MARCEL; PALMA, MARIO S.; MALASPINA, OSMAR; ROAT, THAISA C. MALDI-imaging analyses of honeybee brains exposed to a neonicotinoid insecticide. Pest Management Science, v. 75, n. 3, p. 607-615, MAR 2019. Web of Science Citations: 2.
CATAE, ALINE FERNANDA; ROAT, THAISA CRISTINA; PRATAVIEIRA, MARCEL; DA SILVA MENEGASSO, ANALLY RIBEIRO; PALMA, MARIO SERGIO; MALASPINA, OSMAR. Exposure to a sublethal concentration of imidacloprid and the side effects on target and nontarget organs of Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera, Apidae). ECOTOXICOLOGY, v. 27, n. 2, p. 109-121, MAR 2018. Web of Science Citations: 14.
Academic Publications
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CATAE, Aline Fernanda. Alterações no cérebro e no ventrículo de abelhas Apis mellifera expostas ao imidacloprido. 2016. 86 f. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho" Instituto de Biociências (Campus de Rio Claro)..

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