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03/12/2015 7:45 AM
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03/15/2015 8:00 AM
Doc. and Soldier Ant
03/16/2015 11:49 AM
Doctorant wrote:The title of this story is misleading. What was in fact increased was the average size of workers in a colony. No super-majors were produced. The majors were no bigger, but there was a much greater proportion of them raised in the colony, after treatment with a DNA methylation agent.
Also, the researchers were able to obtain the reverse result (almost no major workers produced) by treating the colony with a different chemical, an antimethylation agent.
Even science reporters can't help themselves from writing sensationalist, erroneous titles! GRRR!
(Moving to General, since this about ant research, not ant hunting/collecting or identification.)
07/15/2015 1:51 AM
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