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Honeybee Neurobiology and Behavior: A Tribute to Randolf Menzel

Comprehensive coverage of neuroscience and behavior in an insect species
Book includes open questions and visions for future research, with commentaries
Collection of the world leaders in honeybee research

By: C Giovanni Galizia (Editor), Dorothea Eisenhardt (Editor), Martin Giurfa (Editor)

509 pages, 70 colour & 42 b/w photos and illustrations, tables

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Mar 2014 | #211110 | ISBN-13: 9789400798960
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Hardback | Oct 2011 | #194446 | ISBN-13: 9789400720985
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About this book

Honeybee Neurobiology and Behavior is the sequel to a similar book, edited by Randolf Menzel and Alison Mercer, Neurobiology and Behavior of Honeybees, published in 1987. It is a "Festschrift" for the 70th birthday of Randolf Menzel, who devoted his life to the topic of Honeybee Neurobiology and Behavior. Honeybee Neurobiology and Behavior will include an open commentary for each section written by Randolf Menzel, and discussed with the authors. The written contributions take their inspiration from a symposium on the topic, with all the authors, that was held in Berlin in summer 2010.


Contents

Preface

Section 1. Mechanisms of social organization
1.1. The spirit of the hive and how a superorganism evolves Author: Rob E. Page
1.2. Vitellogenin in honey bee behavior and lifespan Authors: Gro V. Amdam, Erin Fennern, Heli Havukainen
1.3. Circadian rhythms and sleep in honey bees Authors: Ada Eban-Rothschild and Guy Bloch
1.4. Mechanisms of social organization: commentary Author: Randolf Menzel

Section 2. Communication and navigation
2.1. Foraging honey bees: how foragers determine and transmit information about feeding site locations Author: Harald Esch
2.2. How do honey bees obtain information about direction by following dances? Author: Axel Michelsen
2.3. Progress in understanding how the waggle dance improves the foraging efficiency of honey bee colonies Author: Thomas D. Seeley
2.4. Olfactory information transfer during recruitment in honey bees Authors: Walter M. Farina, Christoph Gr#ter and Andr#s Arenas
2.5. Navigation and communication in honey bees Authors: Randolf Menzel et al., and Uwe Greggers
2.6. Communication and navigation: commentary Author: Randolf Menzel

Section 3. Brain anatomy and physiology
3.1. The digital honey bee brain atlas Author: J#rgen Rybak
3.2. Plasticity of synaptic microcircuits in the mushroom-body calyx of the honey bee Authors: Wolfgang R#ssler and Claudia Groh
3.3. Neurotransmitter systems in the honey bee brain: functions in learning and memory Authors: Monique Gauthier and Bernd Gr#newald
3.4. Glutamate neurotransmission in the honey bee central nervous system Author: G#rard Leboulle
3.5. Cellular physiology of the honey bee brain Author: Bernd Gr#newald
3.6. Dopamine signalling in the bee Authors: Julie A. Mustard et. al, and Alison R. Mercer
3.7. Neuropeptides in honey bees Authors: Giovanni Galizia and Sabine Kreissl
3.8. Brain anatomy and physiology: commentary Author: Randolf Menzel

Section 4. Sensory systems
4.1. Olfaction in honey bees: from molecules to behaviour Author: Jean-Christophe Sandoz
4.2. Taste perception in honey bees Author: Maria Gabriela de Brito Sanchez
4.3. The auditory system of the honey bee Authors: Hiroyuki Ai and Tsunao Itoh
4.4. Honey bee vision in relation to flower patterns Authors: Misha Vorobyev and Natalie Hempel de Ibarra
4.5. Psychophysics of honey bee color processing in complex environments Author: Adrian G. Dyer
4.6. Sensory systems: commentary Author: Randolf Menzel

Section 5. Genetics and molecular biology
5.1. Neurogenomic and neurochemical dissection of honey bee dance communication Authors: Andrew B. Barron et al., and Gene E. Robinson
5.2. Neuroanatomical dissection of the honey bee brain based on temporal and regional gene expression patterns Author: Takeo Kubo
5.3. Extinction learning in honey bees Authors: Judith Reinhard and Charles Claudianos
5.4. Elucidating the path from genotype to behaviour in honey bees: insights from epigenomics? Author: Ryszard Maleszka
5.5. Genetics and molecular biology: commentary Author: Randolf Menzel

Section 6. Learning and memory
6.1. Distributed plasticity for olfactory learning and memory in the honey bee brain Brian H. Smith et al., and Irina Sinakevitch
6.2. The molecular biology of learning and memory - memory phases and signaling cascades Author: Uli M#ller
6.3. Conflicting memories in honey bees Author: Dorothea Eisenhardt
6.4. Tactile antennal learning in the honey bee Author: Joachim Erber
6.5. Testing mathematical laws of behavior in the honey bee Author: Ken Cheng
6.6. Visual cognition in honey bees: from elemental visual learning to non-elemental problem solving Author: Martin Giurfa
6.7. Learning and memory: commentary Author: Randolf Menzel


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