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Honeybee epigenetics may explain why bees are so sensitive to environmental changes

| December 12, 2012

Scientists from the University of Sheffield, Queen Mary, University of London and the Australian National University, have found that honeybees have a ‘histone code’ — a series of marks on the histone proteins around which their DNA is wrapped in order to fit into the nucleus of a cell. This code is known to exist in humans and other complex organisms in order to control changes in cell development — but this is the first time it’s been discovered in the honeybee.

View the original article here: New Components of Epigenetic ‘Code’ for Honey Bee Development Discovered

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