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Methylation’s Role in Eusocial Insect Behavior Questioned

 

“‘Discovering that there is no evidence to support methylation as a reason why two ants can behave so differently was, on the one hand, a little sobering,’ said study coauthor Daniel Kronauer of Rockefeller University in a press release. ‘On the other hand, this finding could be really important for those who want to understand the evolution of social behavior and the function of DNA methylation in insects.'”

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