posted on Jul, 1 2021 @ 03:33 PM
Not strictly cryptozoology, but it is very weird.
"Over the past three decades, a single individual bee has successfully created millions of clones of herself thanks to hitting a bizarre genetic
This growing army of clones poses a serious risk to the hives of the African lowland honey bee, 10% of which are collapsing every year, as the
colonies become filled with clones that consume their resources refuse to share in the work.
Scientists have described the bee's mechanism of reproduction as "incredible" and have traced the lineage back to a single worker bee that lived in
1990, according to research published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B."
Apparently this was a feak mutation, which eventually will lead to the species dying out.
So, these bees have hit the "genetic jackpot" once, whats the odds on them hitting it again? Its less the luck of the draw, and more a genetic
predisposition to freaky mutations.
Equally, if this has occured in one bee species, it must be possible in another. In which case, what would be the impact on us, eg The bees die out
and the plants don't grow, and the food chain fails.
Also if this happens with bees, what other animals/insects could 'randomly' mutate this way? And was it really random, 1990 was around the start of
genome reaseach, maybe someone had some early doors practice playing God.