Environmental physiology of the invasion of the Americas by Africanized honeybees.

  title={Environmental physiology of the invasion of the Americas by Africanized honeybees.},
  author={Jon Fewell Harrison and Jennifer Harrison Fewell and Kirk E. Anderson and Gerald M Loper},
  journal={Integrative and comparative biology},
  volume={46 6},
The expansion of Africanized honeybees (AHB) through the Americas has been one of the most spectacular and best-studied invasions by a biotype. African and European honeybees (EHB) hybridize, but with time, tropical and subtropical American environments have become dominated by AHB that exhibit only 20-35% genetic contribution from western European bees, and a predominance of African behavioral and physiological traits. EHB persist in temperate environments. Clines between AHB and EHB exist in… CONTINUE READING
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