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How solitary cockroaches gave rise to social termites—tales from two genomes

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Phys.org

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2018-02-06

Termites are "social cockroaches." They evolved from ancestral solitary cockroaches some 150 million years ago, at least 50 million years before bees, ants and wasps evolved similar intricate societies independently of termites. Termites live in complex societies characterized by division of labor of castes and close coordination of tasks among members of the colony.

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https://phys.org/news/2018-02-solitary-cockroaches-gave-social-termitestales.html