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Honey Bee Genome Illuminates Insect Evolution and Social Behavior

Science  27 Oct 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5799, pp. 578-579
DOI: 10.1126/science.314.5799.578

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Four years in the making, the 236-million-base genome of the European honey bee, Apis mellifera, proved tough to decipher. But the hard work paid off this week as 170 researchers rolled out their analysis of this fifth insect sequenced to date. See related Reports on pages 642, 645, and 647 and Brevia on page 614. (Read more.)