Larval and nurse worker control of developmental plasticity and the evolution of honey bee queen–worker dimorphism
Article first published online: 23 JUN 2011
© 2011 The Authors. Journal of Evolutionary Biology © 2011 European Society For Evolutionary Biology
Journal of Evolutionary Biology
Volume 24, Issue 9, pages 1939–1948, September 2011
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LINKSVAYER, T. A., KAFTANOGLU, O., AKYOL, E., BLATCH, S., AMDAM, G. V. and PAGE, R. E. (2011), Larval and nurse worker control of developmental plasticity and the evolution of honey bee queen–worker dimorphism. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 24: 1939–1948. doi: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2011.02331.x
- Issue published online: 12 AUG 2011
- Article first published online: 23 JUN 2011
- Received 22 February 2011; revised 4 May 2011; accepted 9 May 2011
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