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Nature. 2006 Oct 26;443(7114):931-49.

Insights into social insects from the genome of the honeybee Apis mellifera.

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Weinstock GM, Robinson GE, Gibbs RA, Weinstock GM, Robinson GE, Worley KC, Evans JD, Maleszka R, Robertson HM, Weaver DB, Beye M, Bork P, Elsik CG, Evans JD, Hartfelder K, Hunt GJ, Robertson HM, Robinson GE, Maleszka R, Weinstock GM, Worley KC, Zdobnov EM, Hartfelder K, Amdam GV, Bitondi MM, Collins AM, Cristino AS, Evans JD, Lattorff MG, Lobo CH, Moritz RF, Nunes FM, Page RE Jr, Simões ZL, Wheeler D, Carninci P, Fukuda S, Hayashizaki Y, Kai C, Kawai J, Sakazume N, Sasaki D, Tagami M, Maleszka R, Amdam GV, Albert S, Baggerman G, Beggs KT, Bloch G, Cazzamali G, Cohen M, Drapeau MD, Eisenhardt D, Emore C, Ewing MA, Fahrbach SE, Forêt S, Grimmelikhuijzen CJ, Hauser F, Hummon AB, Hunt GJ, Huybrechts J, Jones AK, Kadowaki T, Kaplan N, Kucharski R, Leboulle G, Linial M, Littleton JT, Mercer AR, Page RE Jr, Robertson HM, Robinson GE, Richmond TA, Rodriguez-Zas SL, Rubin EB, Sattelle DB, Schlipalius D, Schoofs L, Shemesh Y, Sweedler JV, Velarde R, Verleyen P, Vierstraete E, Williamson MR, Beye M, Ament SA, Brown SJ, Corona M, Dearden PK, Dunn WA, Elekonich MM, Elsik CG, Forêt S, Fujiyuki T, Gattermeier E, Gempe T, Hasselmann M, Kadowaki T, Kage E, Kamikouchi A, Kubo T, Kucharski R, Kunieda T, Lorenzen M, Maleszka R, Milshina NV, Morioka M, Ohashi K, Overbeek R, Page RE Jr, Robertson HM, Robinson GE, Ross CA, Schioett M, Shippy T, Takeuchi H, Toth AL, Willis JH, Wilson MJ, Robertson HM, Zdobnov EM, Bork P, Elsik CG, Gordon KH, Letunic I, Hackett K, Peterson J, Felsenfeld A, Guyer M, Solignac M, Agarwala R, Cornuet JM, Elsik CG, Emore C, Hunt GJ, Monnerot M, Mougel F, Reese JT, Schlipalius D, Vautrin D, Weaver DB, Gillespie JJ, Cannone JJ, Gutell RR, Johnston JS, Elsik CG, Cazzamali G, Eisen MB, Grimmelikhuijzen CJ, Hauser F, Hummon AB, Iyer VN, Iyer V, Kosarev P, Mackey AJ, Maleszka R, Reese JT, Richmond TA, Robertson HM, Solovyev V, Souvorov A, Sweedler JV, Weinstock GM, Willliamson MR, Zdobnov EM, Evans JD, Aronstein KA, Bilikova K, Chen YP, Clark AG, Decanini LI, Gelbart WM, Hetru C, Hultmark D, Imler JL, Jiang H, Kanost M, Kimura K, Lazzaro BP, Lopez DL, Simuth J, Thompson GJ, Zou Z, De Jong P, Sodergren E, Csûrös M, Milosavljevic A, Johnston JS, Osoegawa K, Richards S, Shu CL, Weinstock GM, Elsik CG, Duret L, Elhaik E, Graur D, Reese JT, Robertson HM, Robertson HM, Elsik CG, Maleszka R, Weaver DB, Amdam GV, Anzola JM, Campbell KS, Childs KL, Collinge D, Crosby MA, Dickens CM, Elsik CG, Gordon KH, Grametes LS, Grozinger CM, Jones PL, Jorda M, Ling X, Matthews BB, Miller J, Milshina NV, Mizzen C, Peinado MA, Reese JT, Reid JG, Robertson HM, Robinson GE, Russo SM, Schroeder AJ, St Pierre SE, Wang Y, Zhou P, Robertson HM, Agarwala R, Elsik CG, Milshina NV, Reese JT, Weaver DB, Worley KC, Childs KL, Dickens CM, Elsik CG, Gelbart WM, Jiang H, Kitts P, Milshina NV, Reese JT, Ruef B, Russo SM, Venkatraman A, Weinstock GM, Zhang L, Zhou P, Johnston JS, Aquino-Perez G, Cornuet JM, Monnerot M, Solignac M, Vautrin D, Whitfield CW, Behura S, Berlocher SH, Clark AG, Gibbs RA, Johnston JS, Sheppard WS, Smith DR, Suarez AV, Tsutsui ND, Weaver DB, Wei X, Wheeler D, Weinstock GM, Worley KC, Havlak P, Li B, Liu Y, Sodergren E, Zhang L, Beye M, Hasselmann M, Jolivet A, Lee S, Nazareth LV, Pu LL, Thorn R, Weinstock GM, Stolc V, Robinson GE, Maleszka R, Newman T, Samanta M, Tongprasit WA, Aronstein KA, Claudianos C, Berenbaum MR, Biswas S, de Graaf DC, Feyereisen R, Johnson RM, Oakeshott JG, Ranson H, Schuler MA, Muzny D, Gibbs RA, Weinstock GM, Chacko J, Davis C, Dinh H, Gill R, Hernandez J, Hines S, Hume J, Jackson L, Kovar C, Lewis L, Miner G, Morgan M, Nazareth LV, Nguyen N, Okwuonu G, Paul H, Richards S, Santibanez J, Savery G, Sodergren E, Svatek A, Villasana D, Wright R.

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  • Nature. 2006 Nov 23;444(7118):512.

Abstract

Here we report the genome sequence of the honeybee Apis mellifera, a key model for social behaviour and essential to global ecology through pollination. Compared with other sequenced insect genomes, the A. mellifera genome has high A+T and CpG contents, lacks major transposon families, evolves more slowly, and is more similar to vertebrates for circadian rhythm, RNA interference and DNA methylation genes, among others. Furthermore, A. mellifera has fewer genes for innate immunity, detoxification enzymes, cuticle-forming proteins and gustatory receptors, more genes for odorant receptors, and novel genes for nectar and pollen utilization, consistent with its ecology and social organization. Compared to Drosophila, genes in early developmental pathways differ in Apis, whereas similarities exist for functions that differ markedly, such as sex determination, brain function and behaviour. Population genetics suggests a novel African origin for the species A. mellifera and insights into whether Africanized bees spread throughout the New World via hybridization or displacement.

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