Consumption of field-realistic doses of a widely used mito-toxic fungicide reduces thorax mass but does not negatively impact flight capacities of the honey bee (Apis mellifera)

Jordan R. Glass, Adrian Fisher, Jennifer H. Fewell, Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman, Cahit Ozturk, Jon F. Harrison

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Abstract

Chronic consumption of pollen containing the fungicide Pristine® at field-realistic concentrations by colonies of honey bees caused bees to have lighter thoraxes without affecting maximal flight performance and metabolic rate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number116533
JournalEnvironmental Pollution
Volume274
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2021

Keywords

  • Flight metabolic rate
  • Flight performance
  • Fungicides
  • Honey bees
  • Thorax mass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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