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  • Genomic study explores evolution of gentle ‘killer bees’ in Puerto Rico

    From left, Matthew Hudson, Arian Avalos, Gene Robinson and their colleagues found genomic signatures associated with the evolution of gentle behavior in Puerto Rico’s Africanized honey bees.

    From left, Matthew Hudson, Arian Avalos, Gene Robinson and their colleagues found genomic signatures associated with the evolution of gentle behavior in Puerto Rico’s Africanized honey bees.

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  • Editor’s notes:
    To reach Arian Avalos, email aavalos@illinois.edu
    To reach Gene Robinson, call 217-265-0309; email generobi@illinois.edu.
    To reach Matthew Hudson, call 217-244-8096; email mhudson@illinois.edu.

    The paper “A soft selective sweep during rapid evolution of gentle behavior in an Africanized honeybee” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.
    DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-01800-0