What’s next for the bees?
Wood bees are one of the most important pollinators in our ecosystems, and there are many different species of wood bees.
While we know little about how they survive in the wild, scientists have identified their DNA.
These DNA strands, known as plasmids, are stored in the DNA of each bee.
In some species, these plasmid-containing DNA can help determine if the animal is suitable for the pollination of plants.
In the case of the wood bees, this genetic information is used to determine whether a particular species should be allowed to live on the plant it is pollinating.
In this article, we’ll take a look at how wood bees are doing in this new study.