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Phenotypically distinct female castes in honey bees are defined by alternative chromatin states during larval development

Wojciechowski, Marek; Lowe, Robert; Maleszka, Joanna; Conn, Danyal; Maleszka, Ryszard; Hurd, Paul J.


The capacity of the honey bee to produce three phenotypically distinct organisms (two female castes; queens and sterile workers, and haploid male drones) from one genotype represents one of the most remarkable examples of developmental plasticity in any phylum. The queen-worker morphological and reproductive divide is environmentally controlled during post-embryonic development by differential feeding. Previous studies implicated metabolic flux acting via epigenetic regulation, in particular...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-08-22
Type: Journal article
Source: Genome Research
DOI: 10.1101/gr.236497.118
Access Rights: Open Access


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