Genomics

Dataset Information

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Apis mellifera


ABSTRACT: Apis mellifera Genome sequencing

ORGANISM(S): Apis mellifera  

PROVIDER: PRJNA381313 | ENA |

REPOSITORIES: ENA

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A soft selective sweep during rapid evolution of gentle behaviour in an Africanized honeybee.

Avalos Arian A   Pan Hailin H   Li Cai C   Acevedo-Gonzalez Jenny P JP   Rendon Gloria G   Fields Christopher J CJ   Brown Patrick J PJ   Giray Tugrul T   Robinson Gene E GE   Hudson Matthew E ME   Zhang Guojie G  

Nature communications 20171116 1


Highly aggressive Africanized honeybees (AHB) invaded Puerto Rico (PR) in 1994, displacing gentle European honeybees (EHB) in many locations. Gentle AHB (gAHB), unknown anywhere else in the world, subsequently evolved on the island within a few generations. Here we sequence whole genomes from gAHB and EHB populations, as well as a North American AHB population, a likely source of the founder AHB on PR. We show that gAHB retains high levels of genetic diversity after evolution of gentle behaviour  ...[more]

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