Thursday, 7 August 2014

Angry bees: Insect aggression boosted by altering brain metabolism

Date:
August 5, 2014

Source:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Summary:
Scientists report they can crank up insect aggression simply by interfering with a basic metabolic pathway in the insect brain. Their study, of fruit flies and honey bees, shows a direct, causal link between brain metabolism -- how the brain generates the energy it needs to function -- and aggression.


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