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What's the buzz about bees and the bee genome?

Listen in on a fun filled interview as Dr. Biology finds out what's buzzing around ASU School of Life Sciences Professor Gro (Grew) Amdam's laboratory.

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Topic Time
Bee facts - how fast, how far, how many in a hive, and how many to make one pound of honey 00:44
Bee News / Africanized Bees “Killer Bees” 01:45
Are Africanized Bees Dangerous? 01:55
Are Africanized Bees Replacing European Honeybees? 02:48
Do Africanized Bees Perform the same ecological functions as European Honeybees? Pollination 04:23
Bee sense of sense of smell 05:00
Bee communication 06:00
Bee dance 06:27
Genome (what is a genome?) 07:41
Bee genome and a new theory of social evolution 09:09
Do you like to write and the writing process? 10:46
Bee aging - aging and the ability to turn it on and off 11:10
Aging switch 13:06
Genome and aging research 13:52
Differences between the Norwegian and U.S. systems 14:52
Control Freak 16:36
Radio host in college 17:50
Wanted to be a Veterinarian 18:40
What would you be if you were not a biologist? 20:36
Advice for young scientists 21:25
Have you ever been stung by a bee? 21:46

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What's the buzz about bees and the bee genome?

Audio editor: Charles Kazilek

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