Termites, wasps, bees, certain aphids, thrips, beetles… and of course ants. Some species of the rich and diverse world of insects, rather than living alone, have instead developed communities of various kinds. But should a group of such eusocial insects, ranging in size from a few hundreds to many millions of individuals, still be considered a set of distinct individuals, or rather a kind of superorganism?

Accurate replication of nucleic acids (RNA and DNA) is a key process for cells. This intricate, precise job is handled by polymerases, whose specific structure allows them to build new nucleic acid strands using a single-strand matrix

Bees in essence use a kind of sign language to communicate. Not by using their hands, but by dancing – Prof. Jerzy Woyke tells us

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