Feel like your bees understand you? New research suggests a reason

“The genetic pathway toward social behavior for honey bees and mammals is more similar than previously thought, according to a new study published in PLOS Computational Biology titled “Conservation in Mammals of Genes Associated with Aggression-Related Behavioral Phenotypes in Honey Bees.”

Social animals have complex lives, where development and survival are dependent on social interaction. Many animals including humans, killer whales, bats and honey bees are social animals.

A team of researchers from the University of Illinois examined the origin of honey bee social behavior by examining their genome.”

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