Assessment of genetic relatedness in the honeybee Apis mellifera L. (Hymenoptera: apidae) colonies by using microsatellite loci.


In this study the relatedness was estimated between mother queen's colony and her daughters' queens' colonies, by extracting DNA from their individual workers offspring (N= 20) and using five microsatellite loci. Locus As indicated more diversity in the length of alleles from 130 to 162 PB with frequency from 0.05 to 0.1, followed by locus A76 that showed… (More)