Complexity and plasticity in honey bee phototactic behaviour

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NOUVIAN, Morgane, C. Giovanni GALIZIA, 2020. Complexity and plasticity in honey bee phototactic behaviour. In: Scientific Reports. Springer Nature. 10(1), 7872. eISSN 2045-2322. Available under: doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-64782-y

@article{Nouvian2020-05-12Compl-49641, title={Complexity and plasticity in honey bee phototactic behaviour}, year={2020}, doi={10.1038/s41598-020-64782-y}, number={1}, volume={10}, journal={Scientific Reports}, author={Nouvian, Morgane and Galizia, C. Giovanni}, note={Article Number: 7872} }

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