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Although eusociality evolved independently within several orders of insects, research into the molecular underpinnings of the transition towards social complexity has been confined primarily to Hymenoptera (for example, ants and

Although eusociality evolved independently within several orders of insects, research into the molecular underpinnings of the transition towards social complexity has been confined primarily to Hymenoptera (for example, ants and bees). Here we sequence the genome and stage-specific transcriptomes of the dampwood termite Zootermopsis nevadensis (Blattodea) and compare them with similar data for eusocial Hymenoptera, to better identify commonalities and differences in achieving this significant transition.

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    • 2014-05-20
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1038/ncomms4636
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    Terrapon, N., Li, C., Robertson, H. M., Ji, L., Meng, X., Booth, W., . . . Liebig, J. (2014). Molecular traces of alternative social organization in a termite genome. Nature Communications, 5. doi:10.1038/ncomms4636

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