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The Genome Sequence of the Leaf-Cutter Ant Atta cephalotes Reveals Insights into Its Obligate Symbiotic Lifestyle

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Distribution of hexamerin genes in the genomes of Atta cephalotes, Camponotus floridanus, Harpegnathos saltator, Apis mellifera, and Nasonia vitripennis.

Four hexamerins with varying copy number are found within these genomes except for A. cephalotes which is missing hex 70c. Many of these genes are found to be syntenic along chromosomes/scaffolds, as shown (not drawn to scale).

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1002007.g004