Saturday, March 28, 2009


Long Live the Termite Queen

"Talk about a royal scandal. When a termite king and queen have been in power for some time, the king begins mating with his royal daughters to populate the colony. Now, researchers report that one termite species has found a way around this incest: The queen produces offspring that have only her genes. That way, when the king mates with a daughter, he's effectively still having sex with the queen.". Full Story @ ScienceNOW

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