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Thursday, January 2, 2014
How Molecular Switch for Sex Evolved in Honeybees Revealed
A group of researchers from Arizona State University have carried out a study in which they have revealed about how the evolution process of molecular switch for sex in honeybees has taken place.
It was in the mid-1800s that Johann Dzierson, a Silesian monk, came up with a genetic mechanism for sex determination. One thing he could not was how male and females were produced in honeybee colonies.