How does a honeybee queen avoid inbreeding in her colony?

29 abril 2015

Recombination, or crossing-over, occurs when sperm and egg cells are formed and segments of each chromosome pair are interchanged. This process plays an crucial role in the maintenance of genetic variation. Biologists have studied recombination in honeybees. The extreme recombination rates found in this species seem to be crucial for their survival.
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