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Genetic differentiation of urban populations of Euglossa cordata from the state of São Paulo, Brazil

  • Natália de Campos Muradas Cerântola
  • Cíntia Akemi Oi
  • Marcelo Cervini
  • Marco Antonio Del Lama
Original Article


Males and females of Euglossa cordata collected inside flowers of Thevetia peruviana in urban areas of eleven cities of the state of São Paulo were analysed using allozymes and nine microsatellite loci. The analyses revealed that these populations have a high genetic diversity and are under genetic equilibrium, showing low population structuring and rare diploid males; consequently, high gene flow and effective population size (Ne) are inferred. These findings corroborate previous biological observations and phylogeographic evidence that report dispersion over long distances of Euglossini species in South America.


genetic diversity gene flow euglossine bees microsatellites allozymes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Natália de Campos Muradas Cerântola
    • 1
  • Cíntia Akemi Oi
    • 1
  • Marcelo Cervini
    • 2
  • Marco Antonio Del Lama
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratório de Genética Evolutiva de Himenópteros, Departamento de Genética e EvoluçãoUniversidade Federal de São CarlosSão Carlos, São PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Laboratório de Imunogenética — DNA, Departamento de Genética e EvoluçãoUniversidade Federal de São CarlosSão Carlos, São PauloBrazil

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