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dc.contributor.authorRyder, Jordan T.
dc.contributor.authorCherrill, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Helen M.
dc.contributor.authorWalters, Keith F. A.; orcid: 0000-0002-5262-3125; email: kwalters@ic.ac.uk
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-13T16:19:15Z
dc.date.available2022-01-13T16:19:15Z
dc.date.issued2021-09-27
dc.date.submitted2021-02-23
dc.identifierhttps://chesterrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10034/626635/13592_2021_Article_885.pdf?sequence=2
dc.identifierhttps://chesterrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10034/626635/13592_2021_Article_885_nlm.xml?sequence=3
dc.identifier.citationApidologie, volume 52, issue 6, page 1033-1047
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/626635
dc.descriptionFrom Springer Nature via Jisc Publications Router
dc.descriptionHistory: received 2021-02-23, rev-recd 2021-07-16, accepted 2021-07-21, registration 2021-07-22, pub-electronic 2021-09-27, online 2021-09-27, pub-print 2021-12
dc.descriptionPublication status: Published
dc.descriptionFunder: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council; doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100000268; Grant(s): BB/M503447/1
dc.description.abstractAbstract: The performance of Bombus terrestris micro-colonies fed five diets differing in pollen species composition and level of nine essential amino acids (EAA; leucine, lysine, valine, arginine, isoleucine, phenylalanine, threonine, histidine, methionine) was assessed for 37 days by recording total biomass gain, nest building initiation, brood production (eggs, small and large larvae, pupae, drones), nectar, and pollen collection. Stronger colony performance was linked to higher amino acid levels but no consistent differences in biomass gain were recorded between mono- and poly-species diets. Poorest performance occurred in micro-colonies offered pure oilseed rape (OSR) pollen which contained the lowest EAA levels. Reduced micro-colony development (delayed nest initiation and lower brood production) was related to OSR proportion in the diet and lower EAA levels. Results are discussed in relation to selection of plant species in the design of habitats to promote bee populations.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherSpringer Paris
dc.rightsLicence for this article: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.sourcepissn: 0044-8435
dc.sourceeissn: 1297-9678
dc.subjectOriginal Article
dc.subjectBombus terrestris audax
dc.subjectNutrition
dc.subjectAmino acid profile
dc.subjectPollen mixing
dc.subjectColony performance
dc.titleLower pollen nutritional quality delays nest building and egg laying in Bombus terrestris audax micro-colonies leading to reduced biomass gain
dc.typearticle
dc.date.updated2022-01-13T16:19:15Z
dc.date.accepted2021-07-21


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