Scientists Sequence Honeybees' Genome, Hope to Revamp Conservation Efforts

August 25, 2014 8:02 PM

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New research has traced the origins of honeybees back to Asia instead of Africa after sequencing genomes from insects all over the globe.

According to the AFP, the researchers, whose work is published in the journal Nature Genetics, examined the DNA of 140 honeybees from more than a dozen populations in the U.S., Brazil, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The study was meant to look for how they survived various threats to their 300,...

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