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Experientia

, Volume 33, Issue 2, pp 171–171 | Cite as

Fertile diploid drones in africanized honeybees, Apis mellifera adansonii

  • J. Chaud-Netto
Article

Summary

59 diploid drones of Apis mellifera adansonii, 12–37 days old, were tested for the presence of semen after provoked ejaculation; 13 drones ejaculated semen enough to be used in an instrumental insemination, but only three of them (5%) furnished 1 mm3 of semen. The problems referring to the attainment of descendants from the 2n drones are briefly discussed.

Keywords

Apis Mellifera Drone Africanized Honeybee Instrumental Insemination Diploid Drone 
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Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Chaud-Netto
    • 1
  1. 1.Departmento de Ciências Exatas da Faculdade de FilosofiaCiências e Letras de AraraquaraAraraquara(Brasil)

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