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Offline Squirrelhenge

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Nature.com article on honeybee DNA
« on: September 18, 2012, 03:55:50 PM »
New article up at Nature magazine's website about how the DNA of honeybees actually changes as the worker bees change jobs during their life cycle. I haven't posted enough yet to put up links, but if you go to Nature.com it's in the news section for September 2012.

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Re: Nature.com article on honeybee DNA
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012, 06:37:14 PM »
Someone sent me the article the other day.  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/sep/16/bee-study-behaviour?newsfeed=true One thing in that left me concerned about the findings is the incorrect claim that "The entire honeybee workforce are genetically identical sisters."  Can't be unless there was only one Drone showed up during the queens mating flight(s).  If something as simple as that got through what other mistakes may be lurking in the woodpile?
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Re: Nature.com article on honeybee DNA
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2012, 12:33:17 AM »
Quardian article is so short that it tells nothing about issue.
Worker bees change their role  along their age and of course manuscrift comes from DNA.
Then what?
All animals change their role along time.

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