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Wasp Genetics Study Suggests Altruism Evolved from Maternal Behavior
September 27, 2007
Researchers at the University of Illinois used an innovative approach to reveal the molecular basis of altruistic behavior in wasps. The research team focused on the expression of behavior-related genes in Polistes metricus paper wasps, a species for which little genetic data was available when the study began.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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