, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 96-98

A scientific note on a rapid method for the molecular discrimination of Apis andreniformis and A. florea

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Our results demonstrate that the size polymorphism in this fragment of the rrnL gene reliably distinguishes A. andreniformis and A. florea. With some slight modifications to the DNA extraction protocol, we have successfully employed the above method to assign species to adult drones, a queen and drone brood of all stages.

Manuscript editor: Steve Sheppard