Getting a buzz out of the bee genome
1 Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EH, UK
2 Department of Genetics, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK
Genome Biology 2006, 7:239 doi:10.1186/gb-2006-7-10-239Published: 26 October 2006
The honey bee Apis mellifera displays the most complex behavior of any insect. This, and its utility to humans, makes it a fascinating object of study for biologists. Such studies are now further enabled by the release of the honey-bee genome sequence.