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Research Uncovers the Social Dynamics of Yellow Jackets
February 18, 2008
New research uncovers the social dynamics of yellow jackets, which includes multiple sex partners, extreme cooperation and a caste system. Results show that multiple mating does not cause conflict within a colony, but instead, creates a more successful colony. The researchers also found that certain genes are turned on or off to create the different castes.
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