Bee evolutionary genetics

By Razib Khan | February 26, 2008 4:23 am

beerotate.jpgJohn Hawks has commentary on a new paper, A genome-wide signature of positive selection in ancient and recent invasive expansions of the honey bee Apis mellifera. John’s point is that evolutionary dynamics are evolutionary dynamics. I’m sure as a species which spans multiple continents and all the latitudes and longitudes we might be able to learn a bit about ourselves from examining other lineages of great geographic range.

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  • http://www.yisou.us 络龙医搜

    yes,I’m sure as a species which spans multiple continents and all the latitudes and longitudes we might be able to learn a bit about ourselves from examining other lineages of great geographic range.

  • pconroy

    IIRC African honey bees were deliberately hybridized with European honeybees in Brazil – in an attempt to make the latter more fit in a tropical climates – but a swarm escaped the lab…

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