The termites evolved eusociality and complex societies before the ants, but have been studied much less. The recent publication of the first two termite genomes provides a unique comparative opportunity, particularly because the sequenced termites represent opposite ends of the social complexity spectrum.

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    Korb, J., Poulsen, M., Hu, H., Li, C., Boomsma, J. J., Zhang, G., & Liebig, J. (2015). A genomic comparison of two termites with different social complexity. Frontiers in Genetics, 6. doi:10.3389/fgene.2015.00009

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