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Surprise! Bees and Ants More Closely Related Than Most Wasps

A bee and an ant; they're more closely related than they are to most wasps. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Who would have thought? Who would have thought that ants are more closely related to bees than they are to most wasps? In ground-breaking research to be published Oct. 21 in Current Biology, a team of UC Davis scientists and a colleague from the...

A bee and an ant; they're more closely related than they are to most wasps. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A bee and an ant; they're more closely related than they are to most wasps. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bee and an ant; they're more closely related than they are to most wasps. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ants and bees are more genetically related to each other than they are to social wasps, such as this yellow jacket. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ants and bees are more genetically related to each other than they are to social wasps, such as this yellow jacket. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ants and bees are more genetically related to each other than they are to social wasps, such as this yellow jacket. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 9:57 PM
Tags: ants (17), bees (41), Brian Johnson (19), Current Biology (3), Ernest K. Lee (1), Joanna Chiu (20), Joel Atallah (1), Marek Borowiec (3), Phil Ward (20), wasps (4)
 
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