Polymorphisms in mitochondrial DNA of european and Africanized honeybees (Apis mellifera)
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- Smith, D.R. & Brown, W.M. Experientia (1988) 44: 257. doi:10.1007/BF01941730
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This study demonstrates polymorphisms in both the length and in the restriction enzyme cleavage sites of honeybee mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). The levels of variation are typical of those found in other metazoan species. These polymorphisms are potentially useful for the identification of Africanized bees in the western hemisphere and for study of honeybee phylogenetics.