Gene Expression

Bee evolutionary genetics

i-27b18d2c0dcf4bd48c6a6123cb4ea0e1-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.

Comments

  1. #1 络龙医搜
    February 26, 2008

    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.

  2. #2 pconroy
    February 26, 2008

    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…