Ant genomics sheds light on the molecular regulation of social organization
1 Laboratory of Insect Social Evolution, The Rockefeller University, 1230 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065, USA
2 Department of Ecology and Evolution, Biophore Building, University of Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Genome Biology 2013, 14:212 doi:10.1186/gb-2013-14-7-212Published: 29 July 2013
Ants are powerful model systems for the study of cooperation and sociality. In this review, we discuss how recent advances in ant genomics have contributed to our understanding of the evolution and organization of insect societies at the molecular level.