Epigenetic inheritance plays an important role in mediating alternative phenotype in highly social species. In order to gain a greater understanding of epigenetic effects in societies, we investigated DNA methylation in the termite Zootermopsis nevadensis. Termites are the most ancient social insects, and developmentally distinct from highly-studied, hymenopteran social insects.

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    Glastad, K. M., Gokhale, K., Liebig, J., & Goodisman, M. A. (2016). The caste- and sex-specific DNA methylome of the termite Zootermopsis nevadensis. Scientific Reports, 6(1). doi:10.1038/srep37110

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