A Single Gene Causes Thelytokous Parthenogenesis, the Defining Feature of the Cape Honeybee Apis mellifera capensis, by Yagound et al, 2020

  • That means virgin birth.
  • A single gene controls the switch from sexual to asexual modes of reproduction
  • The scientists used an impressive combination of classical backcrossing and genomic data to pinpoint the gene, and build of model of how virgin birth can happen.
  • And it’s in bees.
  • Just cool science.

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