Apidologie

, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 96–98

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

  • Jessica S. Higgs
  • Marcus McHale
  • Benjamin P. Oldroyd
Scientific Note

DOI: 10.1051/apido/2009060

Cite this article as:
Higgs, J.S., McHale, M. & Oldroyd, B.P. Apidologie (2010) 41: 96. doi:10.1051/apido/2009060
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Conclusion

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.

Apis florea Apis andreniformis ribosomal RNA identification 

Note scientifique sur une méthode rapide de discrimination moléculaire d’Apis andreniformis et d’A. florea

Eine wissenschaftliche Bemerkung über eine schnelle Methode der molekularen Unterscheidung zwischen Apis andreniformis und A. florea

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jessica S. Higgs
    • 1
  • Marcus McHale
    • 1
  • Benjamin P. Oldroyd
    • 1
  1. 1.Behaviour and Genetics of Social Insects Lab, School of Biological Sciences A12University of SydneyAustralia

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