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Evolution of the Yellow/Major Royal Jelly Protein family and the emergence of social behavior in honey bees

Drapeau, Mark David; Albert, Stefan; Kucharski, Robert; Prusko, Carsten; Maleszka, Ryszard


The genomic architecture underlying the evolution of insect social behavior is largely a mystery. Eusociality, defined by overlapping generations, parental brood care, and reproductive division of labor, has most commonly evolved in the Hymenopteran insects, including the honey bee Apis mellifera. In this species, the Major Royal Jelly Protein (MRJP) family is required for all major aspects of eusocial behavior. Here, using data obtained from the A. mellifera genome sequencing project, we...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Genome Research
DOI: 10.1101/gr.5012006


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