Thursday, March 13, 2008

Royal Jelly Kick-Starts DNA Methylation in Bees

Biotech News (Australia), 3/13/2008

New Australian National University research may explain why eating royal jelly destines honeybee larvae to become queens instead of workers.

Scientists from the Research School of Biological Sciences at ANU have discovered that a copious diet of royal jelly flicks a genetic switch in young bees that determines whether they'll become a queen, or live a life of drudgery.

Their findings are published in the latest edition of Science...

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