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Whole-Genome Scan in Thelytokous-Laying Workers of the Cape Honeybee (Apis mellifera capensis): Central Fusion, Reduced Recombination Rates and Centromere Mapping Using Half-Tetrad Analysis
While workers of almost all subspecies of honeybee are able to lay only haploid male eggs, Apis mellifera capensis workers are able to produce diploid female eggs by thelytokous parthenogenesis.Expand
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Relatedness among honeybees (Apis mellifera) of a drone congregation
The honeybee (Apis mellifera) queen mates during nuptial flights, in the so–called drone congregation area where many males from surrounding colonies gather. Using 20 highly polymorphicExpand
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Reproductive isolation among species of the genus Apis
In the 1960s, research on reproductive isolation in honeybees started with the pioneering work on Apis cerana and A. mellifera of F. Ruttner. Since then, the number of recognised Apis speciesExpand
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Observations and Experiments on Migration and Dance Communication of Apsis Dorsata in Sri Lanka
SummaryApis dorsata has a regular annual cycle of migration in Sri Lanka. In February the colonies are spread throughout the coastal plains and the North Central Region. In June and July they migrateExpand
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The nearer the better? Drones (Apis mellifera) prefer nearer drone congregation areas
Summary.At 2 drone congregation areas (DCA) the relation between drone presence and distance to the apiary of origin was studied. Two methods were applied. First, drones were caught and marked on theExpand
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Sperm competition and last-male precedence in the honeybee
Abstract Five microsatellite loci were used to determine paternities in six Apis mellifera colonies headed by naturally mated queens. The last inseminating males were identified by collecting andExpand
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Evidence for convergent nucleotide evolution and high allelic turnover rates at the complementary sex determiner gene of Western and Asian honeybees.
Our understanding of the impact of recombination, mutation, genetic drift, and selection on the evolution of a single gene is still limited. Here we investigate the impact of all these evolutionaryExpand
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Drone competition at drone congregation areas in four Apis species
Compare aux autres apoides, l'accouplement chez les abeilles melliferes (Apis spp) se caracterise par certaines particularites: (i) le grand nombre de mâles par rapport aux reines (environ 2000 pourExpand
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