Biologists identify honeybee 'clean' genes known for improving survival

Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 19:50 in Biology & Nature

The key to breeding disease-resistant honeybees could lie in a group of genes -- known for controlling hygienic behavior -- that enable colonies to limit the spread of harmful mites and bacteria, according to genomics research. The researchers narrowed in on the 'clean' genes known to improve the colony's chance of survival.

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