Affiliation: York University
- Evolution of recombination and genome structure in eusocial insectsClement F Kent
Department of Biology York University Toronto, ON Canada
Commun Integr Biol 6:e22919. 2013..2) In this Addendum we present a conceptual model of how eusociality and high recombination rates may co-evolve...
- Understanding the relationship between brain gene expression and social behavior: lessons from the honey beeAmro Zayed
Department of Biology, York University, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada
Annu Rev Genet 46:591-615. 2012....
- Admixture increases diversity in managed honey bees: reply to De la Rúa et al. (2013)Brock A Harpur
Department of Biology, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, M3J 1P3, Ontario, Canada
Mol Ecol 22:3211-5. 2013..We do not endorse the intentional admixture of honey bee populations, and we agree with De la Rúa et al. (2013) that native honey bee subspecies should be conserved. ..
- Accelerated evolution of innate immunity proteins in social insects: adaptive evolution or relaxed constraint?Brock A Harpur
Department of Biology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mol Biol Evol 30:1665-74. 2013..These results are consistent with the reduced complement of innate immune genes found in social insects and support the hypothesis that some aspect of eusociality renders canonical innate immunity superfluous...
- Population genomics of the honey bee reveals strong signatures of positive selection on worker traitsBrock A Harpur
Department of Biology and Department of Computer Science and Engineering, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada M3J 1P3
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111:2614-9. 2014..Our study highlights the significant contribution of worker phenotypes to adaptive evolution in social insects, and provides a wealth of knowledge on the loci that influence fitness in honey bees. ..
- Recombination is associated with the evolution of genome structure and worker behavior in honey beesClement F Kent
Department of Biology, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada M3J 1P3
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:18012-7. 2012..Taken together, these findings suggest that recombination acts to maintain a genetically diverse and dynamic part of the genome where genes underlying worker behavior evolve more quickly...
- Adaptive evolution of a key gene affecting queen and worker traits in the honey bee, Apis melliferaClement F Kent
Department of Biology, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mol Ecol 20:5226-35. 2011..Our case study provides unequivocal evidence of historical and ongoing bouts of adaptive evolution acting on a key socially pleiotropic gene in the honey bee...