Experientia

, Volume 41, Issue 6, pp 752–754 | Cite as

Enzyme polymorphism in the Sicilian honeybee

  • G. Badino
  • G. Celebrano
  • A. Manino
  • S. Longo
Short Communications Genetics, Developmental Biology

Summary

In Sicily we can identify two genetically differentiated groups of local honeybee populations, on the basis of the only two polymorphic loci,Mdh-1 andEst; the western one, whose genetic characteristics are probably those of the native honeybee (Apis mellifera sicula) and the eastern one affected by recent large-scale importation of Italian bees from northern Italy.

Key words

Honey bee, local population Apis mellifera ligustica enzyme polymorphism genetic variability genetic marker Est-S allele 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Badino
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • G. Celebrano
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • A. Manino
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • S. Longo
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Biologia animale dell'Universitàv. Accademia Albertina 17TorinoItaly
  2. 2.Istituto di Entomologia agraria ed ApicolturaTorinoItaly
  3. 3.Istituto di Entomologia agrariaCataniaItaly

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