The transcription factor Krüppel homolog 1 is linked to hormone mediated social organization in bees

  title={The transcription factor Kr{\"u}ppel homolog 1 is linked to hormone mediated social organization in bees},
  author={Hagai Y. Shpigler and Harland M. Patch and Mira Cohen and Yongliang Fan and Christina M Grozinger and Guy Bloch},
  booktitle={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
Regulation of worker behavior by dominant queens or workers is a hallmark of insect societies, but the underlying molecular mechanisms and their evolutionary conservation are not well understood. Honey bee and bumble bee colonies consist of a single reproductive queen and facultatively sterile workers. The queens' influences on the workers are mediated largely via inhibition of juvenile hormone titers, which affect division of labor in honey bees and worker reproduction in bumble bees. Studies… CONTINUE READING
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