2021
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-93357-8
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Abstract: Evolution has created different castes of females in eusocial haplodiploids. The difference between them lies in their functions and vulnerability but above all in their reproductive potentials. Honeybee queens are highly fertile. On the other hand, the workers are facultatively sterile. However, rebel workers, i.e. workers that develop in a queenless colony, reproduce more often than normal workers. As a result, the fat body of these bees, which apart from acting as the energy reserve, is also the site of num… Show more

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“…We also confirmed that oenocytes located in the fat body in the third tergite did not occur in normal worker bees, only in the females with an increased reproductive potential [4]. Previous research by Strachecka et al [4] showed that the fat body is segmental. The present paper analyses further parameters (e.g., the numbers and sizes of oenocytes in specific segments/localizations of this tissue).…”
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“…We also confirmed that oenocytes located in the fat body in the third tergite did not occur in normal worker bees, only in the females with an increased reproductive potential [4]. Previous research by Strachecka et al [4] showed that the fat body is segmental. The present paper analyses further parameters (e.g., the numbers and sizes of oenocytes in specific segments/localizations of this tissue).…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 85%
“…Moreover, as suggested by Koubová et al [ 59 ], this decreased fat body cell size is associated with a lower rate of DNA synthesis and lower telomerase activity. These changes result in the release of energy reserves contained in the cells [ 4 , 5 ]. We also confirmed that oenocytes located in the fat body in the third tergite did not occur in normal worker bees, only in the females with an increased reproductive potential [ 4 ].…”
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