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A toolkit for caste differentiation

Nature Ecology & Evolutionvolume 2pages16891690 (2018) | Download Citation

The identification of a set of conserved genes that has had stable expression patterns over 120 million years of ant evolution provides a glimpse into the mechanisms that generate queen and worker castes in ants.

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    • Sarah D. Kocher

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