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

  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},
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


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 50 references

Melipona (Michmelia) capixaba, uma nova espécie de Meliponinae (Hymenoptera, Apidae) do Sudeste do Brasil

  • JS Moure, JMF Camargo
  • Rev Bras Zool
  • 1994
Highly Influential
6 Excerpts

Notes on the nesting biology of Melipona capixaba (Hymenoptera, Apidae)

  • GAR Melo
  • J Kansas Entomol Soc
  • 1996
Highly Influential
9 Excerpts

Modeling potential geographical distribution of the wild nests of Melipona capixaba

  • BDV Serra, PM Junior, CC Nóbrega, LAO Campos
  • Moure & Camargo,
  • 2012
Highly Influential
3 Excerpts

A Mata Atlântica no estado do Espı́rito Santo

  • LD Thomaz
  • Brasil: de Vasco Fernandes Coutinho ao século
  • 2010
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

The use of ISSR method for the assessment of bee genetic diversity

  • V Paplauskiene, V Ceksteryte, I Pasakinskiene, D Tamasauskiene, J Racys
  • Biologija
  • 2006
Highly Influential
1 Excerpt

Characterization of microsatellite loci for Trigona carbonaria, a stingless bee endemic to Australia

  • CL Green, P Franck, BP Oldroyd
  • Mol Ecol Notes
  • 2001
Highly Influential
1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…