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Research Article

The Honey Bee Epigenomes: Differential Methylation of Brain DNA in Queens and Workers

  • Frank Lyko equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Frank Lyko, Sylvain Foret

    Affiliation: Division of Epigenetics, DKFZ-ZMBH Alliance, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany

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  • Sylvain Foret equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Frank Lyko, Sylvain Foret

    Affiliation: ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia

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  • Robert Kucharski,

    Affiliation: Research School of Biology, the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

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  • Stephan Wolf,

    Affiliation: Genomics and Proteomics Core Facility, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany

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  • Cassandra Falckenhayn,

    Affiliation: Division of Epigenetics, DKFZ-ZMBH Alliance, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany

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  • Ryszard Maleszka mail

    maleszka@rsbs.anu.edu.au

    Affiliation: Research School of Biology, the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

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  • Published: November 02, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000506

About the Authors

Frank Lyko, Cassandra Falckenhayn
Division of Epigenetics, DKFZ-ZMBH Alliance, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
Sylvain Foret
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
Robert Kucharski, Ryszard Maleszka
Research School of Biology, the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Stephan Wolf
Genomics and Proteomics Core Facility, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: maleszka@rsbs.anu.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: FL RM. Performed the experiments: SF RK SW CF. Analyzed the data: FL SF RK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: FL RM. Wrote the paper: RM.