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Hemimetabolous genomes reveal molecular basis of termite eusociality. (2018) Nat Ecol Evol 2, 557-566.
Harrison MC, Jongepier E, Robertson HM, Arning N, Bitard-Feildel T, Chao H, Childers CP, Dinh H, Doddapaneni H, Dugan S, Gowin J, Greiner C, Han Y, Hu H, Hughes DST, Huylmans AK, Kemena C, Kremer LPM, Lee SL, Lopez-Ezquerra A, Mallet L, Monroy-Kuhn JM, Moser A, Murali SC, Muzny DM, Otani S, Piulachs MD, Poelchau M, Qu J, Schaub F, Wada-Katsumata A, Worley KC, Xie Q, Ylla G, Poulsen M, Gibbs RA, Schal C, Richards S, Belles X, Korb J, Bornberg-Bauer E
Abstract: Around 150 million years ago, eusocial termites evolved from within the cockroaches, 50 million years before eusocial Hymenoptera, such as bees and ants, appeared. Here, we report the 2-Gb genome of the German cockroach, Blattella germanica, and the 1.3-Gb genome of the drywood termite Cryptotermes secundus. We show evolutionary signatures of termite eusociality by comparing the genomes and transcriptomes of three termites and the cockroach against the background of 16 other eusocial and non-eusocial insects. Dramatic adaptive changes in genes underlying the production and perception of pheromones confirm the importance of chemical communication in the termites. These are accompanied by major changes in gene regulation and the molecular evolution of caste determination. Many of these results parallel molecular mechanisms of eusocial evolution in Hymenoptera. However, the specific solutions are remarkably different, thus revealing a striking case of convergence in one of the major evolutionary transitions in biological complexity.

Blattella germanica

[ Opisthokonta | Metazoa | Eumetazoa | . . .
. . . | Ectobiidae | Blattellinae | Blattella ]

Blattella_germanica Courtesy of José Verkest
Taxonomy:Eukaryota | Opisthokonta | Metazoa | Eumetazoa | Bilateria | Protostomia | Ecdysozoa | Panarthropoda | Arthropoda | Mandibulata | Pancrustacea | Hexapoda | Insecta | Dicondylia | Pterygota | Neoptera | Polyneoptera | Dictyoptera | Blattodea | Blaberoidea | Ectobiidae | Blattellinae | Blattella
Common:German cockroach (German: Deutsche Schabe)
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Cryptotermes secundus

[ Opisthokonta | Metazoa | Eumetazoa | . . .
. . . | Kalotermitidae | Cryptotermitinae | Cryptotermes ]

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Taxonomy:Eukaryota | Opisthokonta | Metazoa | Eumetazoa | Bilateria | Protostomia | Ecdysozoa | Panarthropoda | Arthropoda | Mandibulata | Pancrustacea | Hexapoda | Insecta | Dicondylia | Pterygota | Neoptera | Polyneoptera | Dictyoptera | Blattodea | Blattoidea | Termitoidae | Kalotermitidae | Cryptotermitinae | Cryptotermes
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Publication:
et. al. Right (2018)
Nat Ecol Evol 2, 557-566. Down

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