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The Transcription Factor Ultraspiracle Influences Honey Bee Social Behavior and Behavior-Related Gene Expression

  • Seth A. Ament equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Seth A. Ament, Ying Wang

    Affiliation: Neuroscience Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

    Current address: Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Ying Wang equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Seth A. Ament, Ying Wang

    Affiliation: Department of Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Chieh-Chun Chen,

    Affiliation: Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Charles A. Blatti,

    Affiliation: Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Feng Hong,

    Affiliation: Department of Statistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Zhengzheng S. Liang,

    Affiliation: Neuroscience Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Nicolas Negre,

    Affiliation: Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology, Department of Human Genetics, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Kevin P. White,

    Affiliation: Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology, Department of Human Genetics, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Sandra L. Rodriguez-Zas,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Craig A. Mizzen,

    Affiliations: Department of Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America, Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Saurabh Sinha,

    Affiliations: Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America, Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Sheng Zhong,

    Affiliations: Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America, Department of Statistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America, Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Gene E. Robinson mail

    generobi@illinois.edu

    Affiliations: Neuroscience Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America, Department of Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America, Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America, Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Published: March 29, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002596

About the Authors

Seth A. Ament, Zhengzheng S. Liang, Gene E. Robinson
Neuroscience Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
Ying Wang, Craig A. Mizzen, Gene E. Robinson
Department of Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
Chieh-Chun Chen, Sheng Zhong
Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
Charles A. Blatti, Saurabh Sinha, Sheng Zhong
Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
Feng Hong, Sheng Zhong
Department of Statistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
Nicolas Negre, Kevin P. White
Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology, Department of Human Genetics, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Sandra L. Rodriguez-Zas
Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
Craig A. Mizzen, Saurabh Sinha, Sheng Zhong, Gene E. Robinson
Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
Gene E. Robinson
Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: generobi@illinois.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SAA YW GER. Performed the experiments: SAA YW ZSL. Analyzed the data: SAA YW C-CC CAB FH SLR-Z CAM SS SZ GER. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NN KPW SS SZ. Wrote the paper: SAA GER.