Scientific articles

Immacolata Iovinella*, Alison McAfee*, Guido Mastrobuoni, Stephan Kempa, Leonard J. Foster, Paolo Pelosi, and Francesca Romana Dani. (2018). “Proteomic analysis of chemosensory organs in the honey bee parasite Varroa destructor: A comprehensive examination of the potential carriers for semiochemicals.” Journal of proteomics. (181): 131-41. * Authors contributed equally
Alison McAfee, Abigail Chapman, Immacolata Iovinella, Ylonna Gallagher-Kurtzke, Troy F. Collins, Heather Higo, Lufiani L. Madilao, Paolo Pelosi, and Leonard J. Foster. (2018). “A death pheromone, oleic acid, triggers hygienic behaviour in honey bees (Apis mellifera).Scientific Reports. (8) 5719.
Alison McAfee, Queenie W. T. Chan, Jay Evans and Leonard J. Foster. (2017). “A Varroa Destructor Protein Atlas Reveals Molecular Underpinnings Of Developmental Transitions And Sexual Differentiation.” Molecular and cellular proteomics. (16) 2125-37.
Alison McAfee, Troy F. Collins, Lufiani L. Madilao and Leonard J. Foster. (2017) “Odorant cues linked to social immunity induce lateralized antenna stimulation in honey bees (Apis mellifera L.).” Scientific Reports. (7) 46171. **
Judith Trapp,* Alison McAfee* and Leonard J. Foster. (2017). “Genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics: Enabling insights into social evolution and disease challenges in managed and wild bees.” Molecular ecology. *Authors contributed equally.
Alison McAfee and Leonard J. Foster. (2016). “Proteogenomics: Recycling public data sets to improve genome annotations.” Methods in Enzymology. 
Alison McAfee, Brock A. Harpur, Sarah Michaud, Ronald C. Beavis, Clement KentAmro Zayed and Leonard J. Foster. (2016). “Towards an upgraded honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) genome annotation using proteogenomics.” Journal of Proteome Research. (15): 411–421.
Alison McAfee, Sarah Michaud and Leonard J. Foster. (2015). “Controlled, cross-species dataset for exploring biases in genome annotation and modification profiles.” Data in Brief. (5): 829 – 833.
** Some follow-up experiments have been performed and are available at the following reference:
Alison McAfee, Troy F. Collins, and Leonard J. Foster. “Solvent effects of antenna lateralization, lateral antenna proteomics, and antennal RNAi: Results of follow-up experiments to McAfee et al. (2017).” BioRxiv. 

Magazine articles

The American bee journal

Alison McAfee. (2019). “Mycelium medicine.” American bee journal. In press.
Alison McAfee. (2019). “You are what your mom ate.” American bee journal. 159(1).
Alison McAfee. (2018). “The trouble with headlines.” American bee journal. 158(12).
Alison McAfee. (2018). “Brood matters too: The role of brood in hygienic behaviour.” American bee journal. 158(11).
Alison McAfee. (2018). “Precision pollination.” American bee journal. 158(10)
Alison McAfee. (2018). “Life without fumagillin.” American bee journal. 158(9).
Alison McAfee. (2018). “Long live the sperm.” American bee journal. 158(8).
Alison McAfee. (2018). “The blueberries and the bees.” American bee journal. 158(7).
Alison McAfee. (2018). “Unlocking a troublesome genome.” American bee journal. 158(6).
Alison McAfee. (2018). “Who’s got the guts? The microbes living in your honey bees.” American bee journal. 158(4).
Alison McAfee. (2018). “What happened to the genetically engineered honey bee?American bee journal. 158(3).
Alison McAfee. (2018). “Hygienic behaviour and the scent of death.” American bee journal. 158(2).
Alison McAfee. (2018). “How a Nobel Prize in physiology is influencing tomorrow’s Varroa destructor control.American bee journal. 158(1).
Alison McAfee. (2017). “Breeding a better bee: Three social immunity traits, one massive experiment.” American bee journal. 157(12).
Alison McAfee. (2017). “Hive of science for bees: Report from an international pollinator workshop.” American bee journal. 157(11). 
Alison McAfee. (2017). “Hives for Humanity: Using bees to create social change in the Downtown Eastside.” American bee journal. 157(10).
Miriam Bixby and Alison McAfee. (2017). “Growing Canada’s queen breeding industry: Results from the 2016 – 2017 queen breeder survey.” American bee journal. 157(9).
Alison McAfee. (2017). “Going Molecular: Insights into the life of a Varroa mite.” American bee journal. 157(9).
Alison McAfee. (2017). “A brief history of pesticides.” American bee journal. 157(8).
Alison McAfee. (2017). “The diversity dispute.” American bee journal. 157(7).
Alison McAfee. (2017). “Points of debate: Exploring pollinator misconceptions.” American bee journal. 157(6).
Alison McAfee. (2017). “Mechanisms of hygienic behavior: It’s all about the necromones.” American bee journal. 157(5).
Alison McAfee. (2018). “Reflections on Bee Master 2018.” BeesCene. Summer issue.
Alison McAfee. (2018). “BCHPA strikes a research committee to look at colony health and blueberry pollination.” BeesCene. Spring issue.
Alison McAfee. (2017). “Finally, marker-assisted selection for social immunity.” BeesCene. Winter issue.
Alison McAfee. (2017). “Neonics: The answered and unanswered questions.” BeesCene. Fall issue.
Alison McAfee. (2017). “More than pesticides” BeesCene. Summer issue.
Alison McAfee. (2017). “Is low genetic diversity really a problem?” BeesCene. Spring issue.
Alison McAfee. (2016). “What’s so great about the Asian honey bee?” BeesCene. Winter issue.
Alison McAfee. (2016). “The buzz about Bombus.” BeesCene. Fall issue.
Alison McAfee. (2016). “Which virus is the worst?” BeesCene. Summer issue.