Recombination, GC, and worker behaviour: comment and reply.

By , February 5, 2013

Our colleagues Drs. Hunt, Glastad, and Goodisman raised some comments about our recent article showing a relationship between recombination, GC content, and worker-baised genes in honey bees;  Their comments, along with our response were published online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Genome composition, caste, and molecular evolution in eusocial insects
Brendan G. Hunt, Karl M. Glastad, and Michael A. D. Goodisman
PNAS 2013 110 (6) E445-E446; published ahead of print February 1, 2013, doi:10.1073/pnas.1220586110


Reply to Hunt et al.: Worker-biased genes have high guanine–cytosine content and rates of nucleotide diversity in the honey bee
Clement F. Kent, Shermineh Minaei, Brock A. Harpur, and Amro Zayed
PNAS 2013 110 (6) E447; published ahead of print February 1, 2013, doi:10.1073/pnas.1221223110


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