Friday, 24 April 2015

Bumblebee genomes create a buzz in the field of pollination

Date:
April 24, 2015

Source:
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Summary:
Bees play a key role in our ecosystem and in the world’s food supply. Thanks to a large collaborative effort, the genomes of two important pollinating bumblebees have been sequenced and compared with those of other bees, laying the foundations for the identification of biological factors essential for their conservation.


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