Cooperative Extension San Joaquin County
University of California
Cooperative Extension San Joaquin County

Posts Tagged: Current Biology

It All Began at UC Davis

Bee breeder-geneticist Michael

It all began at UC Davis.  The highly acclaimed research published in Current Biology that cracked the 200-year secret of complementary sex determination in honey bees is rooted right here, right here at UC Davis.  Arizona State...

Bee breeder-geneticist Michael
Bee breeder-geneticist Michael "Kim" Fondrk works the Page bees in a Dixon almond orchard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bee breeder-geneticist Michael "Kim" Fondrk works the Page bees in a Dixon almond orchard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 10:59 PM

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 (40), Brian Johnson (19), Current Biology (3), Ernest K. Lee (1), Joanna Chiu (20), Joel Atallah (1), Marek Borowiec (3), Phil Ward (20), wasps (4)

Superman, Meet the Super Girls

Honey Bee

You're sitting around discussing the importance of honey bees. The points include: they give us honey, they pollinate agricultural crops, and they serve as an example of a well-organized society. But wait, there's more. They scare off plant...

Honey Bee
Honey Bee

A HONEY OF A BEE--Newly published research in the journal Current Biology finds that the buzz of honey bee wings scares off plant predators, like caterpillars. This bee is gathering nectar from a guara. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 3:23 PM
 
E-mail
 
Webmaster Email: mdhachman@ucdavis.edu