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Virgin birth has scientists buzzing

May 12, 2020 - General

In a study published in Current Biology, researchers from University of Sydney have identified the single gene that determines how Cape honey bees reproduce without ever having sex. One gene, GB45239 on chromosome 11, is responsible for virgin births.
Cape honey bee workers laying parasitic eggs on a queen cell
[Credit: Professor Benjamin Oldroyd/University of Sydney]

“It is extremely exciting,” said Professor Benjamin Oldroyd in the…

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