Table 3

Effects of immunostimulation on cuticular hydrocarbon profiles of bees in Colony 2
Substance Control Saline Beads Bacteria
Median ± SIQR Median ± SIQR Median ± SIQR Median ± SIQR
Alkanes
Heneicosane 0.84±0.10 0.98±0.10 0.82±0.06 0.87±0.13
Tricosane 7.55±3.26 8.25±1.26 8.65±1.84 10.28±2.53
Tetracosane 0.45±0.13 0.46±0.09 0.46±0.06 0.54±0.06
Pentacosane 19.70±4.82 17.89±4.25 17.94±1.90 19.85±2.57
hexacosane 1.12±0.11 1.23±0.11 1.20±0.04 1.09±0.14
heptacosane 27.03±3.75 29.08±2.38 28.24±1.58 27.46±3.37
Octacosane 0.52±0.08 0.57±0.07 0.63±0.06 0.54±0.04
Nonacosane 7.82±2.12 8.52±1.58 9.11±1.18 7.71±1.52
Hentricontane 6.09±1.29 6.81±1.34 6.25±1.67 6.64±1.80
Tritriacontane 0.89±0.23 1.25±0.27 0.93±0.37 1.16±0.36
Alkenes
Tricosene 0.93±0.43 0.79±0.20 0.76±0.27 1.07±0.35
Pentacosene 2.30±0.81 2.28±0.46 2.24±0.40 2.53±0.47
Heptacosene 0.49±0.07 0.51±0.12 0.55±0.17 0.50±0.13
Nonacosene 1.70±0.26 1.94±0.20 1.81±0.33 1.55±0.19
Hentriacontene Isomere 2 2.89±0.78 3.51±0.86 2.64±0.83 2.68±0.42
Tritriacontene 7.12±1.27 7.65±1.43 5.96±1.04 6.41±1.34
Alkynes
Heptacosyne 1.93±0.23 2.18±0.41 2.14±0.26 2.08±0.27
Tritriacontyne 1.04±0.23 1.08±0.19 1.00±0.22 0.80±0.08
Methylalkanes
9.11.13-Methylheptacosane 1.53±0.25 1.59±0.18 1.48±0.18 1.30±0.22
11.13.15-Methylnonacosane 1.61±0.30 1.70±0.17 1.56±0.12 1.42±0.25
13.15-Methylhentriacontane 0.92±0.19 0.97±0.11 0.91±0.07 0.82±0.15

Data for this figure were obtained from gas chromatography analysis of cuticular washes of worker bees from Colony 2. These data represent the relative proportions of each compound found within each of the four treatment groups.

Richard et al.

Richard et al. BMC Genomics 2012 13:558   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-558

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