Evidence from multiple gene sequences indicates that termites evolved from wood-feeding cockroaches

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Despite more than half a century of research, the evolutionary origin of termites remains unresolved [1] [2] [3]. A clear picture of termite ancestry is crucial for understanding how these insects evolved eusociality, particularly because they lack the haplodiploid genetic system associated with eusocial evolution in bees, ants, wasps and thrips [4] [5… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/S0960-9822(00)00561-3

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