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Contrasting Sex-and Caste-Dependent piRNA Profiles in the Transposon Depleted Haplodiploid Honeybee Apis mellifera

Wang, Wei; Ashby, Regan; Ying, Hua; Maleszka, Ryszard; Foret, Sylvain

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Protecting genome integrity against transposable elements is achieved by intricate molecular mechanisms involving PIWI proteins, their associated small RNAs (piRNAs), and epigenetic modifiers such as DNA methylation. Eusocial bees, in particular the Western honeybee, Apis mellifera, have one of the lowest contents of transposable elements in the animal kingdom, and, unlike other animals with a functional DNA methylation system, appear not to methylate their transposons. This raises the question...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/235771
Source: Genome Biology and Evolution
DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evx087
Access Rights: Open Access

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