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The native range of the honeybee Apis mellifera encompasses Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, whereas the nine other species of Apis are found exclusively in Asia. It is therefore commonly assumed that A. mellifera arose in Asia and expanded into Europe and Africa. However, other hypotheses for the origin of A. mellifera have also been proposed based on(More)
The glucocorticoid receptor (GR), calreticulin (CRT) and protein kinase C (PKC) have all been implicated in the Ca2+-dependent signalling pathway, which plays an important role in the plasticity of the central nervous system, learning and memory. The medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) is known to be involved in mechanisms of learning and memory. In the present(More)
Ecological character displacement is a process of morphological divergence that reduces competition for limited resources. We used genomic analysis to investigate the genetic basis of a documented character displacement event in Darwin's finches on Daphne Major in the Galápagos Islands: The medium ground finch diverged from its competitor, the large ground(More)
Grade assessment of fabric surface wrinkling is a very important issue for assuring the quality of fabric seaming, which is inherently prone to deformation during garment manufacture. Although fabric properties can be related to seam pucker, the aesthetic judgement is still based upon ranking the stitched fabric samples by evaluators having compared them(More)
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