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Characterization of androcam: A novel calcium-binding protein and a close relative of calmodulin from Drosophila melanogaster
The Androcam gene was originally isolated by Fyrberg et al. (1994), using reduced stringency cDNA library screening with a calmodulin (CaM) probe from our lab. The derived protein sequence of the new gene is 85% similar ...
Conflict over male production in stingless bees
Although social hymenopteran colonies show a high level of cooperation among their members, colony members can have conflicts among themselves as well. One of these intra-colonial conflicts is who produces the males. I ...
Mechanisms of cheating behavior in the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum
Dictyostelium discoideum is a eukaryotic micro-organism with a unique life cycle. The amoebae live as haploid, free-living cells in the soil feeding on bacteria and dividing asexually. Under starvation conditions, the cells ...