Beenome-mania: how will the honey bee genome project help beekeepers?

publication date: Jun 1, 2005
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Bee World Vol.86 (2) 2005 pp.25 - 26
DOI10.3896/IBRA.2.86.2.01
Article TitleBeenome-mania: how will the honey bee genome project help beekeepers?
Author(s)Jay D Evans
AbstractThanks in large part to their agricultural importance and potential to inform human medicine, honey bees recently joined an elite group of animals. They are among the first insects whose entire genomes have been unveiled before the prying eyes of scientists. The results from this ongoing project promise to aid bee management and breeding.
Keywordshoney bees, Apis mellifera, genome project, DNA, genes, beekeeping  
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