Comparative molecular cytogenetics in Melipona Illiger species (Hymenoptera, Apidae)

  title={Comparative molecular cytogenetics in Melipona Illiger species (Hymenoptera, Apidae)},
  author={V. Andrade-Souza and O. M. P. Duarte and C. Martins and I. S. Santos and Marcio G C Costa and M. Costa},
Cytogenetic studies in Melipona are scarce with only 24 species analyzed cytogenetically. Of these, six species had the rDNA sites physically mapped and characterized by Fluorescent in situ Hybridization (fish). The aim of this study was to perform karyotype analyzes on Melipona species from different regions of Brazil, with a greater sampling representative of the Amazonian fauna and using conventional, fluorochrome staining and FISH with heterologous rDNA probes. The predominant chromosome… Expand

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