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Offline egehan

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Yellow Head Drone.
« on: May 20, 2008, 04:41:23 PM »



I saw in colony. Yellow head drones....

Offline Bill W.

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Re: Yellow Head Drone.
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2008, 05:54:05 PM »
Interesting.  A think that eye color is one of the more common mutations.  Do the drones seem able to see, or are they blind as well?

Offline tillie

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Re: Yellow Head Drone.
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2008, 10:28:26 PM »
This was a question on the Journeyman certification exam I just took.  Because drones are haploid, recessive traits are expressed - in a diploid, the recessive trait is covered by a dominant trait.  This mutation is called chartreuse.

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