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Genome Biol. 2012 Feb 22;13(2):144. doi: 10.1186/gb-2012-13-2-144.

Old soldiers never die ....

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  • 1Centre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark. jjboomsma@bio.ku.dk

Abstract

An ancestral supersoldier phenotype of Pheidole ants can be recovered when selection for supersoldiers re-emerges, indicating that the developmental potential for caste pathways is retained.

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