Changes in physiological and immune parameters of bees during the year – Differences between short-lived and long-lived generations of bees are not only in what activities they do

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For beekeepers, it is important to know what proportion of long-lived bees are in the bee population already at the beginning of autumn, because this fact decides whether or not the bee population will survive the winter. Unfortunately, these two … Read More

Conference

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We attended the conference International Congress on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control & 52nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology & 17th Meeting of the IOBC‐WPRS Working Group “Microbial and Nematode Control of Invertebrate Pests”.

The hidden function of egg white antimicrobials: egg weight-dependent effects of avidin on avian embryo survival and hatchling phenotype

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By: Eva Krkavcová, Jakub Kreisinger, Ludmila Hyánková, Pavel Hyršl, Veronika Javůrková Published in: Open Biology ABSTRACT Avidin is a key egg white antimicrobial protein with strong binding capacity for biotin, an essential growth and immune cell precursor. As such, it … Read More

Puncture vs. reflex bleeding: Haemolymph composition reveals significant differences among ladybird species (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), but not between sampling methods

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Michal KNAPP1, Pavel DOBEŠ2, Michal ŘEŘICHA1, Pavel HYRŠL2 1 Department of Ecology, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Prague, Czech Republic; e-mails: knapp@fzp.czu.cz, rericham@fzp.czu.cz 2 Department of Animal Physiology and Immunology, Institute of Experimental Biology, Faculty … Read More

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