Molecular traces of alternative social organization in a termite genome.

@article{Terrapon2014MolecularTO,
  title={Molecular traces of alternative social organization in a termite genome.},
  author={N. Terrapon and Cai-yan Li and H. Robertson and Lu Ji and Xuehong Meng and W. Booth and Zhensheng Chen and C. Childers and K. Glastad and Kaustubh Gokhale and J. Gowin and W. Gronenberg and Russell A. Hermansen and Haofu Hu and B. G. Hunt and A. Huylmans and S. Khalil and R. D. Mitchell and M. Munoz-Torres and J. Mustard and Hailin Pan and J. Reese and M. Scharf and F. Sun and H. Vogel and Jin Xiao and Wei Yang and Zhikai Yang and Zuoquan Yang and Jiajian Zhou and Jiwei Zhu and C. Brent and C. Elsik and M. Goodisman and D. Liberles and R. Roe and E. Vargo and A. Vilcinskas and Jun Wang and E. Bornberg-Bauer and J. Korb and Guojie Zhang and J. Liebig},
  journal={Nature communications},
  year={2014},
  volume={5},
  pages={
          3636
        }
}
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