Conservation study of an endangered stingless bee (Melipona capixaba—Hymenoptera: Apidae) with restricted distribution in Brazil

@article{Nogueira2014ConservationSO,
  title={Conservation study of an endangered stingless bee (Melipona capixaba—Hymenoptera: Apidae) with restricted distribution in Brazil},
  author={Juliano Nogueira and Josemar de Carvalho Ramos and Juliana Benevenuto and T{\^a}nia Maria Fernandes-Salom{\~a}o and Helder Canto Resende and L{\'u}cio Campos and Mara Garcia Tavares},
  journal={Journal of Insect Conservation},
  year={2014},
  volume={18},
  pages={317-326}
}
Melipona capixaba, popularly known as “uruçu preta”, is a stingless bee restricted to the mountainous Atlantic Rainforest areas of Espírito Santo State, Brazil. Due to the endemism and small population size, this species discovered in 1994 is now considered “vulnerable to extinction”. Using ISSR, PCR–RFLP and microsatellites markers, we studied the genetic variability and structure of M. capixaba from 88 colonies collected throughout the distribution area of the species within Espírito Santo… CONTINUE READING

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