The defensive response of the honeybee Apis mellifera

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NOUVIAN, Morgane, Judith REINHARD, Martin GIURFA, 2016. The defensive response of the honeybee Apis mellifera. In: The Journal of Experimental Biology. 219(22), pp. 3505-3517. ISSN 0022-0949. eISSN 1477-9145. Available under: doi: 10.1242/jeb.143016

@article{Nouvian2016defen-46244, title={The defensive response of the honeybee Apis mellifera}, year={2016}, doi={10.1242/jeb.143016}, number={22}, volume={219}, issn={0022-0949}, journal={The Journal of Experimental Biology}, pages={3505--3517}, author={Nouvian, Morgane and Reinhard, Judith and Giurfa, Martin} }

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