The Sound and the Fury : Bees Hiss when Expecting Danger

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WEHMANN, Henja-Niniane, David GUSTAV, Nicholas H. KIRKERUD, C. Giovanni GALIZIA, 2015. The Sound and the Fury : Bees Hiss when Expecting Danger. In: PLoS ONE. 10(3), e0118708. eISSN 1932-6203. Available under: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118708

@article{Wehmann2015Sound-30851, title={The Sound and the Fury : Bees Hiss when Expecting Danger}, year={2015}, doi={10.1371/journal.pone.0118708}, number={3}, volume={10}, journal={PLoS ONE}, author={Wehmann, Henja-Niniane and Gustav, David and Kirkerud, Nicholas H. and Galizia, C. Giovanni}, note={Article Number: e0118708} }

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