Scientists Uncover Evolutionary History of Honeybees

August 25, 2014 4:13 PM

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Scientists Uncover Evolutionary History of Honeybees

Scientists are learning a bit more about honeybees. They've conducted the first ever global analysis of genome variation in these insects, revealing a bit more about their genetic diversity and evolutionary history.

The honeybee is a huge part of our agricultural endeavors. In fact, one third of our food is dependent on the pollination of fruits, nuts and vegetables by bees and other insects. Recently, though, there have been extensive declines in honeybee populations due to disease, climate change, and other r...

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