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Molecular determinants of caste differentiation in the highly eusocial honeybee Apis mellifera

Barchuk, Angel R; Cristino, Alexandre S; Kucharski, Robert; Costa, Luciano F; Simões, Zilá LP; Maleszka, Ryszard


BACKGROUND In honeybees, differential feeding of female larvae promotes the occurrence of two different phenotypes, a queen and a worker, from identical genotypes, through incremental alterations, which affect general growth, and character state alterations that result in the presence or absence of specific structures. Although previous studies revealed a link between incremental alterations and differential expression of physiometabolic genes, the molecular changes accompanying character state...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007-06-18
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Developmental Biology
DOI: 10.1186/1471-213X-7-70


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