• Timing of diapause initiation and overwintering conditions alter gene expression profiles in Megachile rotundata

    December 2, 2022 by

    Lizzette D. Cambron-Kopco, George D. Yocum, Kathleen M. Yeater, Kendra J. Greenlee Abstract Within the United States and Canada, the primary pollinator of alfalfa is the alfalfa leafcutting bee (ALCB), Megachile rotundata. Our previous findings showed that overwintering conditions impacted gene expression profile in ALCB prepupae that entered diapause early in the season. However, ALCB… Read more

  • Fostering CHANGE

    December 1, 2022 by

    Research Opportunity for Recent College Graduates The NDSU Fostering CHANGE program provides mentored research experiences to recent college graduates. Participants in the CHANGE network join a cohort of trainees in a robust training environment that provides professional development and mentorship from a diverse network of biologists from Universities, federal government, industry, and nonprofits. Mentees will… Read more

  • Anoxia hormesis improves performance and longevity at the expense of fitness in a classic life history trade-off

    November 18, 2022 by

    Alyssa M.De La Torre, Giancarlo López-Martínez Abstract Hormesis occurs as a result of biphasic dose relationship resulting in stimulatory responses at low doses and inhibitory ones at high doses. In this framework, environmental factors are often studied to understand how this exposure benefits the animal. In the current study we used anoxia, the total absence… Read more

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