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Large-scale coding sequence change underlies the evolution of postdevelopmental novelty in honey bees.
TLDR
It is shown that in the adult animal, the converse is true: Genes with low network connectedness (TRGs and tissue-specific conserved genes) underlie novel phenotypes by rapidly changing coding sequence to perform new-specialized functions.
Patterns of DNA Methylation in Development, Division of Labor and Hybridization in an Ant with Genetic Caste Determination
TLDR
Results suggest that DNA methylation may be a conserved regulatory mechanism moderating division of labor in both bees and ants.
Large-Scale Coding Sequence Change Underlies the Evolution of Postdevelopmental Novelty in Honey Bees.
TLDR
It is shown that in the adult animal, the converse is true: Genes with low network connectedness (TRGs and tissue-specific conserved genes) underlie novel phenotypes by rapidly changing coding sequence to perform new-specialized functions.
Differential expression of endogenous plant cell wall degrading enzyme genes in the stick insect (Phasmatodea) midgut
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This work expands the resources available for industrial applications of animal-derived PCWDEs, and facilitates evolutionary analysis of lower Polyneopteran digestive enzymes, including the pectinases whose origin in Phasmatodea may have been a horizontal transfer event from bacteria.
Complex patterns of differential expression in candidate master regulatory genes for social behavior in honey bees
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This study explores the regulatory genomics of DOL in honey bees using RNA-Seq between nurses and foragers for eight tissues to look for candidate master caste regulators that could play a role in controlling caste- specific gene expression analogous to the role played by double sex in sex-specific gene expression.
Injection of seminal fluid into the hemocoel of honey bee queens (Apis mellifera) can stimulate post-mating changes
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Injection with either seminal fluid or semen resulted in decreased sexual receptivity, increased attractiveness of queens to workers, and altered expression of several genes that are also regulated by natural mating in queens.
The Utility of Shallow RNA-Seq for Documenting Differential Gene Expression in Genes with High and Low Levels of Expression
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This work shows the utility of low-depth sequencing for identifying genes important for tissue-specific functions and verifies the often-held belief that transcription factors show low levels of expression, while demonstrating that, in spite of this, they are frequently amenable to shallow RNA-Seq.
Effects of high fructose corn syrup and probiotics on growth rates of newly founded honey bee colonies
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HFCS blends are suitable and productive as large scale feeds, even at times when the colonies are strongly dependent on supplemental feeding, and are found to grow faster and appear healthier when fed the HFCS blend.