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paper: rapid evolution by honey bees exposed to a novel parasite

 
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David Heaf posted this paper on his e-mail list recently. it's a bit dry, but interesting all the same. one bit that stood out to me is that the population collapse following introduction of varroa mites caused a bottleneck of mitochondrial DNA, but not overall genetic diversity, which is likely due to polyandry.

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another article

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150819083650.htm

Honey bees rapidly evolve to overcome new disease
 
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duane hennon wrote:

another article

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150819083650.htm

Honey bees rapidly evolve to overcome new disease



describes the same paper, though. maybe a better read than the full paper.
 
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