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Epigenetic changes enable genomes to respond to changes in the environment, such as altered nutrition, activity, or social setting. Epigenetic modifications, thereby, provide a source of phenotypic plasticity in many

Epigenetic changes enable genomes to respond to changes in the environment, such as altered nutrition, activity, or social setting. Epigenetic modifications, thereby, provide a source of phenotypic plasticity in many species. The honey bee (Apis mellifera) uses nutritionally sensitive epigenetic control mechanisms in the development of the royal caste (queens) and the workers. The workers are functionally sterile females that can take on a range of distinct physiological and/or behavioral phenotypes in response to environmental changes.

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    • Digital object identifier: 10.3389/fgene.2015.00008
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    Rasmussen, E. M., & Amdam, G. V. (2015). Cytosine modifications in the honey bee (Apis mellifera) worker genome. Frontiers in Genetics, 6. doi:10.3389/fgene.2015.00008

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