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Identifying and managing the conflicts between agriculture and biodiversity conservation in Europe - a review
This paper reviews conflicts between biodiversity conservation and agricultural activities in agricultural landscapes and evaluates strategies to reconcile such conflicts. Firstly, a historicalExpand
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Gut Pathology and Responses to the Microsporidium Nosema ceranae in the Honey Bee Apis mellifera
The microsporidium Nosema ceranae is a newly prevalent parasite of the European honey bee (Apis mellifera). Although this parasite is presently spreading across the world into its novel host, theExpand
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Genetic structure and distinctness of Apis mellifera L. populations from the Canary Islands
The genetic structure of Apis mellifera populations from the Canary Islands has been assessed by mitochondrial (restriction fragment length polymorphisms of the intergenic transfer RNAleu‐COIIExpand
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Control of reproductive dominance by the thelytoky gene in honeybees
Differentiation into castes and reproductive division of labour are a characteristics of eusocial insects. Caste determination occurs at an early stage of larval development in social bees and isExpand
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Nestmate recognition and the genetic relatedness of nests in the ant Formica pratensis
Genetic relatedness of the mound-building ant Formica pratensis was determined by means of microsatellite DNA polymorphism, and its impact on nestmate recognition was tested in a population inExpand
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Population genetic structure of orchid bees (Euglossini) in anthropogenically altered landscapes
Habitat degradation and fragmentation are widespread phenomena in tropical regions. Negative effects on the biota are numerous, ranging from interruption of gene flow among populations, to the lossExpand
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Population dynamics of the Cape bee phenomenon: The impact of parasitic laying worker clones in apiaries and natural populations
A population ecological host- parasite model is used to evaluate the potential impact of clonal parasitic laying workers of the Cape honeybee, Apis mellifera capensis on populations of Apis melliferaExpand
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Genetic diversity and mass resources promote colony size and forager densities of a social bee (Bombus pascuorum) in agricultural landscapes
Although habitat fragmentation and agricultural intensification are known as threads to pollinator diversity, little is known about consequences for population size and genetic diversity. Here, weExpand
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Colony performance in honeybees (Apis mellifera capensis Esch.) depends on the proportion of subordinate and dominant workers
SummaryIndividual worker dominance correlated with trophallactic behavior, which affects several social behaviors related to colony fitness, shows a high genetic variance in worker bees. In aExpand
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Worker caste determination in the army ant Eciton burchellii
Elaborate division of labour has contributed significantly to the ecological success of social insects. Division of labour is achieved either by behavioural task specialization or by morphologicalExpand
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