Evidence of at least two evolutionary lineages in Melipona subnitida (Apidae, Meliponini) suggested by mtDNA variability and geometric morphometrics of forewings

@article{Bonatti2013EvidenceOA,
  title={Evidence of at least two evolutionary lineages in Melipona subnitida (Apidae, Meliponini) suggested by mtDNA variability and geometric morphometrics of forewings},
  author={Vanessa Bonatti and Zil{\'a} Luz Paulino Sim{\~o}es and Fernando Faria Franco and Tiago Mauricio Francoy},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2013},
  volume={101},
  pages={17-24}
}
Melipona subnitida, a tropical stingless bee, is an endemic species of the Brazilian northeast and exhibits great potential for honey and pollen production in addition to its role as one of the main pollinators of the Caatinga biome. To understand the genetic structure and better assist in the conservation of this species, we characterized the population variability of M. subnitida using geometric morphometrics of the forewing and cytochrome c oxidase I gene fragment sequencing. We collected… Expand
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