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Chemical reproductive traits of diploid Bombus terrestris males : consequences on bumblebee conservation

Thomas Lecocq, Maxence Gérard, Kevin Maebe UGent, Nicolas Brasero, Lauren Dehon, Guy Smagghe UGent, Irena Valterová, Thibaut De Meulemeester, Pierre Rasmont and Denis Michez (2017) INSECT SCIENCE. 24(4). p.623-630
abstract
The current bumblebee decline leads to inbreeding in populations that fosters a loss of allelic diversity and diploid male production. As diploid males are viable and their offspring are sterile, bumblebee populations can quickly fall in a vortex of extinction. In this article, we investigate for the first time a potential premating mechanism through a major chemical reproductive trait (male cephalic labial gland secretions) that could prevent monandrous virgin queens from mating with diploid males. We focus our study on the cephalic labial gland secretions of diploid and haploid males of Bombus terrestris (L.). Contrary to initial expectations, our results do not show any significant differentiation of cephalic labial gland secretions between diploid and haploid specimens. Queens seem therefore to be unable to avoid mating with diploid males based on their compositions of cephalic labial gland secretions. This suggests that the vortex of extinction of diploid males could not be stopped through premating avoidance based on the cephalic labial gland secretions but other mechanisms could avoid mating between diploid males and queens.
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bee decline, bumblebees, conservation, diploid males, premating recognition, reproductive traits, COMPLEMENTARY SEX DETERMINATION, LABIAL GLAND SECRETIONS, DOUBLE-BOND POSITION, EUROPEAN POLLINATORS, MICROSATELLITE DNA, HYMENOPTERA APIDAE, SPECIES STATUS, POPULATIONS, BEES, LANDSCAPES
journal title
INSECT SCIENCE
Insect Sci.
volume
24
issue
4
pages
623 - 630
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Article
Web of Science id
000406477400008
ISSN
1672-9609
DOI
10.1111/1744-7917.12332
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English
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A1
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8511435
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-8511435
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2017-02-27 10:46:14
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  abstract     = {The current bumblebee decline leads to inbreeding in populations that fosters a loss of allelic diversity and diploid male production. As diploid males are viable and their offspring are sterile, bumblebee populations can quickly fall in a vortex of extinction. In this article, we investigate for the first time a potential premating mechanism through a major chemical reproductive trait (male cephalic labial gland secretions) that could prevent monandrous virgin queens from mating with diploid males. We focus our study on the cephalic labial gland secretions of diploid and haploid males of Bombus terrestris (L.). Contrary to initial expectations, our results do not show any significant differentiation of cephalic labial gland secretions between diploid and haploid specimens. Queens seem therefore to be unable to avoid mating with diploid males based on their compositions of cephalic labial gland secretions. This suggests that the vortex of extinction of diploid males could not be stopped through premating avoidance based on the cephalic labial gland secretions but other mechanisms could avoid mating between diploid males and queens.},
  author       = {Lecocq, Thomas and G{\'e}rard, Maxence and Maebe, Kevin and Brasero, Nicolas and Dehon, Lauren and Smagghe, Guy and Valterov{\'a}, Irena and De Meulemeester, Thibaut and Rasmont, Pierre and Michez, Denis},
  issn         = {1672-9609},
  journal      = {INSECT SCIENCE},
  keyword      = {bee decline,bumblebees,conservation,diploid males,premating recognition,reproductive traits,COMPLEMENTARY SEX DETERMINATION,LABIAL GLAND SECRETIONS,DOUBLE-BOND POSITION,EUROPEAN POLLINATORS,MICROSATELLITE DNA,HYMENOPTERA APIDAE,SPECIES STATUS,POPULATIONS,BEES,LANDSCAPES},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {623--630},
  title        = {Chemical reproductive traits of diploid Bombus terrestris males : consequences on bumblebee conservation},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1744-7917.12332},
  volume       = {24},
  year         = {2017},
}

Chicago
Lecocq, Thomas, Maxence Gérard, Kevin Maebe, Nicolas Brasero, Lauren Dehon, Guy Smagghe, Irena Valterová, Thibaut De Meulemeester, Pierre Rasmont, and Denis Michez. 2017. “Chemical Reproductive Traits of Diploid Bombus Terrestris Males : Consequences on Bumblebee Conservation.” Insect Science 24 (4): 623–630.
APA
Lecocq, Thomas, Gérard, M., Maebe, K., Brasero, N., Dehon, L., Smagghe, G., Valterová, I., et al. (2017). Chemical reproductive traits of diploid Bombus terrestris males : consequences on bumblebee conservation. INSECT SCIENCE, 24(4), 623–630.
Vancouver
1.
Lecocq T, Gérard M, Maebe K, Brasero N, Dehon L, Smagghe G, et al. Chemical reproductive traits of diploid Bombus terrestris males : consequences on bumblebee conservation. INSECT SCIENCE. 2017;24(4):623–30.
MLA
Lecocq, Thomas, Maxence Gérard, Kevin Maebe, et al. “Chemical Reproductive Traits of Diploid Bombus Terrestris Males : Consequences on Bumblebee Conservation.” INSECT SCIENCE 24.4 (2017): 623–630. Print.