Shaowu Zhang

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Affiliation: Australian National University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc East learns from West: Asiatic honeybees can understand dance language of European honeybees
    Songkun Su
    College of Animal Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
    PLoS ONE 3:e2365. 2008
  2. pmc Visually guided decision making in foraging honeybees
    Shaowu Zhang
    Centre of Excellence in Vision Science, Research School of Biology, The Australian National University Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Front Neurosci 6:88. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Maze learning by honeybees
    S W Zhang
    Centre for Visual Sciences, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 66:267-82. 1996
  4. ncbi request reprint Honeybee memory: A honeybee knows what to do and when
    Shaowu Zhang
    ARC Centre of Excellence in Vision Science, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, PO Box 475, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia
    J Exp Biol 209:4420-8. 2006
  5. pmc Visual working memory in decision making by honey bees
    Shaowu Zhang
    Centre for Visual Sciences, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, P O Box 475, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:5250-5. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Complex memories in honeybees: can there be more than two?
    Judith Reinhard
    Visual Sciences Group, Research School of Biological Sciences, The Australian National University, P O Box 475, 2601 Canberra, ACT, Australia
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 192:409-16. 2006
  7. pmc Viral infection affects sucrose responsiveness and homing ability of forager honey bees, Apis mellifera L
    Zhiguo Li
    College of Animal Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
    PLoS ONE 8:e77354. 2013
  8. pmc Molecular cloning and characterization of juvenile hormone acid methyltransferase in the honey bee, Apis mellifera, and its differential expression during caste differentiation
    Wenfeng Li
    College of Animal Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
    PLoS ONE 8:e68544. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Differences in microRNAs and their expressions between foraging and dancing honey bees, Apis mellifera L
    Li Li
    College of Animal Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
    J Insect Physiol 58:1438-43. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Grouping of visual objects by honeybees
    Shaowu Zhang
    Centre for Visual Sciences, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
    J Exp Biol 207:3289-98. 2004

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Publications25

  1. pmc East learns from West: Asiatic honeybees can understand dance language of European honeybees
    Songkun Su
    College of Animal Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
    PLoS ONE 3:e2365. 2008
    ....
  2. pmc Visually guided decision making in foraging honeybees
    Shaowu Zhang
    Centre of Excellence in Vision Science, Research School of Biology, The Australian National University Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Front Neurosci 6:88. 2012
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Maze learning by honeybees
    S W Zhang
    Centre for Visual Sciences, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 66:267-82. 1996
    ..Performance under these conditions is poorer than when marks are provided, but is still significantly better than chance level. 8. Control experiments rule out the use of external landmarks in all of these situations...
  4. ncbi request reprint Honeybee memory: A honeybee knows what to do and when
    Shaowu Zhang
    ARC Centre of Excellence in Vision Science, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, PO Box 475, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia
    J Exp Biol 209:4420-8. 2006
    ..Honey bees can thus ;plan' their activities in time and space, and use context to determine which action to perform and when...
  5. pmc Visual working memory in decision making by honey bees
    Shaowu Zhang
    Centre for Visual Sciences, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, P O Box 475, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:5250-5. 2005
    ..The findings point to a remarkably robust, and yet plastic, working memory in the honey bee...
  6. ncbi request reprint Complex memories in honeybees: can there be more than two?
    Judith Reinhard
    Visual Sciences Group, Research School of Biological Sciences, The Australian National University, P O Box 475, 2601 Canberra, ACT, Australia
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 192:409-16. 2006
    ..However, this number can be increased if the scent cues are augmented by visual cues. These findings have implications for the ways in which associations are established and laid down in honeybee memory...
  7. pmc Viral infection affects sucrose responsiveness and homing ability of forager honey bees, Apis mellifera L
    Zhiguo Li
    College of Animal Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
    PLoS ONE 8:e77354. 2013
    ....
  8. pmc Molecular cloning and characterization of juvenile hormone acid methyltransferase in the honey bee, Apis mellifera, and its differential expression during caste differentiation
    Wenfeng Li
    College of Animal Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
    PLoS ONE 8:e68544. 2013
    ..These results suggest that the gene that we cloned codes for a functional JHAMT that catalyzes the final reactions of JH biosynthesis in honey bees. In addition, AmJHAMT may play an important role in honey bee caste differentiation. ..
  9. doi request reprint Differences in microRNAs and their expressions between foraging and dancing honey bees, Apis mellifera L
    Li Li
    College of Animal Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
    J Insect Physiol 58:1438-43. 2012
    ..These results indicate that miRNAs are substantially different between the foraging and dancing stages, and suggest that miRNAs might play important roles in regulating dancing behaviors in honey bees...
  10. ncbi request reprint Grouping of visual objects by honeybees
    Shaowu Zhang
    Centre for Visual Sciences, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
    J Exp Biol 207:3289-98. 2004
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Animal navigation: the difficulty of moving in a straight line
    Allen Cheung
    Centre of Excellence in Vision Science, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, 2601, Australia
    Biol Cybern 97:47-61. 2007
    ..Some specific examples are discussed. An important corollary arising from the analysis of compassless navigation is that the maximum expected displacement represents a robust measure of the straightness of a path...
  12. ncbi request reprint Non-destructive genotyping and genetic variation of fanning in a honey bee colony
    Songkun Su
    College of Animal Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310029, China
    J Insect Physiol 53:411-7. 2007
    ..The new non-destructive method reveals a novel avenue for the determination of relationships between the behaviours and genes of social insects...
  13. doi request reprint High-abundance mRNAs in Apis mellifera: comparison between nurses and foragers
    Fang Liu
    College of Animal Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
    J Insect Physiol 57:274-9. 2011
    ..200 components of KEGG pathways were obtained, including 21 signaling pathways. The PPAR signaling pathway was the most highly enriched, with the lowest Q-value...
  14. ncbi request reprint Visual control of flight speed in honeybees
    Emily Baird
    Centre for Visual Science, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, PO Box 475, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
    J Exp Biol 208:3895-905. 2005
    ..The removal of image motion cues drastically compromises the regulation of flight speed, underscoring their role in this function...
  15. doi request reprint Processing of sting pheromone and its components in the antennal lobe of the worker honeybee
    Shunpeng Wang
    Centre for Visual Sciences, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    J Insect Physiol 54:833-41. 2008
    ..We cannot exclude, however, that the distinctness of sting-pheromone representation with respect to that of its components constitutes a form of specialized neural processing strategy for this kind of substance...
  16. ncbi request reprint Maturation of odor representation in the honeybee antennal lobe
    Shunpeng Wang
    Center for Visual Sciences, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    J Insect Physiol 51:1244-54. 2005
    ..Our findings indicate that the specific glomerular patterns for odors are conserved during the development, and that odor representations are fully developed in the AL during the first 2 weeks following emergence...
  17. ncbi request reprint How honeybees make grazing landings on flat surfaces
    M V Srinivasan
    Centre for Visual Science, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
    Biol Cybern 83:171-83. 2000
    ..The feasibility of this landing strategy is demonstrated by implementation in a robotic gantry equipped with vision...
  18. ncbi request reprint Honeybee memory: navigation by associative grouping and recall of visual stimuli
    S W Zhang
    Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 72:180-201. 1999
    ..Associative grouping and recall of visual stimuli, demonstrated here for the first time in honeybees, provide an effective means of retrieving the appropriate navigational information from memory...
  19. ncbi request reprint Olfaction: scent-triggered navigation in honeybees
    Judith Reinhard
    Visual Sciences, Research School of Biological Sciences, The Australian National University, GPO Box 475, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
    Nature 427:411. 2004
    ..A familiar nectar scent can trigger specific memories of a route and therefore expedite navigation to the food source...
  20. ncbi request reprint Honeybee navigation: properties of the visually driven 'odometer'
    Aung Si
    Centre for Visual Science, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, PO Box 475, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
    J Exp Biol 206:1265-73. 2003
    ..Thus, distance flown is measured by a visually driven odometer that is surprisingly robust to variations in the texture or sparseness of the visual environment through which the bee flies...
  21. ncbi request reprint Visual motor computations in insects
    Mandyam V Srinivasan
    Center for Visual Science, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, P O Box 475, Canberra, A C T 2601, Australia
    Annu Rev Neurosci 27:679-96. 2004
    ..Insects have also evolved sophisticated visuomotor mechanisms for pursuing prey or mates and possibly for concealing their own motion while shadowing objects of interest...
  22. ncbi request reprint Circadian timed episodic-like memory - a bee knows what to do when, and also where
    Mario Pahl
    Beegroup, Biozentrum, Universitaet Würzburg, Am Hubland, D 97074 Wurzburg, Germany
    J Exp Biol 210:3559-67. 2007
    ..The bees' ability to integrate elements of circadian time, place and visual stimuli is akin to episodic-like memory; we have therefore named this kind of memory circadian timed episodic-like memory...
  23. pmc Honeybee odometry: performance in varying natural terrain
    Juergen Tautz
    Beegroup Würzburg, Lehrstuhl für Verhaltensphysiologie und Soziobiologie, Wurzburg, Germany
    PLoS Biol 2:E211. 2004
    ..The bee's perception of distance flown is therefore not absolute, but scene-dependent. These findings raise important and interesting questions about how these animals navigate reliably...
  24. doi request reprint Imaging honey bee brain anatomy with micro-X-ray-computed tomography
    Willi Ribi
    Universität für Humanwissenschaften im Fürstentum Liechtenstein, PO Box 535, FL 9495 Triesen, Liechtenstein
    J Neurosci Methods 171:93-7. 2008
    ..Hence, our results show that muCT is ideally suited for researchers who are interested in the 3D visualization of small invertebrate brains...
  25. pmc Global perception in small brains: topological pattern recognition in honey bees
    Lin Chen
    Key Laboratory of Cognitive Science, Graduate School, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 15 Datun Road, 100101 Beijing, China
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:6884-9. 2003
    ..Thus, although the global nature of topological properties makes their computation difficult, topology may be a fundamental component of the vocabulary by which visual systems represent and characterize objects...