Appetitive floral odours prevent aggression in honeybees

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NOUVIAN, Morgane, Lucie HOTIER, Charles CLAUDIANOS, Martin GIURFA, Judith REINHARD, 2015. Appetitive floral odours prevent aggression in honeybees. In: Nature Communications. 6, 10247. eISSN 2041-1723. Available under: doi: 10.1038/ncomms10247

@article{Nouvian2015-12-22Appet-46304, title={Appetitive floral odours prevent aggression in honeybees}, year={2015}, doi={10.1038/ncomms10247}, volume={6}, journal={Nature Communications}, author={Nouvian, Morgane and Hotier, Lucie and Claudianos, Charles and Giurfa, Martin and Reinhard, Judith}, note={Article Number: 10247} }

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