Epigenetic Modification of Gene Expression in Honey Bees by Heterospecific Gland Secretions
So if you feed Apis mellifera with royal jelly from Apis ceranae, will you get mutant Godzilla bees?
Royal jelly (RJ) contains a range of proteins, amino acids, vitamins and nucleic acids. MicroRNA (miRNA) has been found to play an important role in regulating the expression of protein-coding genes and cell biology. Heterospecific royal jelly can modify gene expression in honey bees through an epigenetic mechanism.