found for queen bees
Scientists have identified some
of the genes involved in turning a honeybee into a queen or a worker.
Evans, J.D., and D.E. Wheeler. 1999. Differential gene expression
between developing queens and workers in the honey bee, Apis mellifera.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 96(May 11):5575.
Nijhout, H.F. 1999. When developmental pathways diverge. Proceedings
of the National Academy of Sciences 96(May 11):5348.
Diatchenko, L., et al. 1996. Suppression subtractive hybridization:
A method for generating differentially regulated or tissue-specific
cDNA probes and libraries. Proceedings of the National Academy
of Sciences 93(June 11):6025.
A discussion of suppressive subtraction can be found at the Clontech
Web site at http://www.clontech.com/.
Jay D. Evans
U.S. Department of Agriculture, ARS
Bee Research Laboratory
Building 476, BARC-E
Beltsville, MD 20705
H. Frederik Nijhout
Department of Zoology
Durham, NC 27708-0325
Diana E. Wheeler
University of Arizona
Department of Entomology
Tucson, AZ 85718
News, Vol. 155, No. 20, May 15, 1999, p. 310.
Copyright © 1999, Science Service.