Whole genome resequencing of Megachile rotundata
Social insects have exceptionally high rates of crossing over . We gain insight into the evolutionary causes of these extreme recombination rates by comparing recombination rate variation across the genome of a social and solitary bee. We compare the genomic recombination landscape in the honey bee, Apis mellifera, to the solitary alfalfa leafcutter bee, Megachile rotundata, using patterns of linkage disequilibrium observed in population-scale whole genome sequencing data in both species.
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USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) 2018-67014-27542
Maternal effects on offspring development in crop-pollinating bees, Megachile rotundata
Jones, J. C., Wallberg, A., Christmas, M. J., Kapheim, K. M., & Webster, M. T. (2019). Extreme Differences in Recombination Rate between the Genomes of a Solitary and a Social Bee. Molecular Biology and Evolution, msz130. https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msz130
Biology | Genetics and Genomics
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Jones, J. C., Wallberg, A., Christmas, M. J., Kapheim, K. M., & Webster, M. T. (2018). Whole genome resequencing of Megachile rotundata. BioProject. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bioproject/PRJNA508875