Friday, February 11, 2011

Abouheif Lab involved in the publication of the Leaf Cutter Ant Genome

The 6th ant genome was published today in PloS Genetics. Lead by Dr. Garret Suen and Dr. Christopher Cameron, University of Madison, Wisconsin, the genome of the remarkable leaf cutter ants has now been decoded. Leaf Cutters are arguable the most remarkable organisms on our earth today and have invented agriculture more than 10000 years ago!

Image by Alex Wild (Myrmecos.Net)



PLoS Genetics is an Open Access Journal - you can download the paper at the following link: http://www.plosgenetics.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pgen.1002007

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