Termite's genetic code linked to insects' complex social structures

May 21, 2014 8:33 PM

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Termite's genetic code linked to insects' complex social structures

In a first, scientists have succeeded in sequencing the genome of the termites and it has helped them know how these pests create their rigid social order.

The new genome was detailed on May 20 in the journal Nature Communications. It uncovers some interesting things about the caste system of termites and the roots of the sexual staying power of their males.

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