Genetic structure of Varroa destructor populations infesting Apis mellifera colonies in Argentina

@article{Maggi2012GeneticSO,
  title={Genetic structure of Varroa destructor populations infesting Apis mellifera colonies in Argentina},
  author={Mat{\'i}as Maggi and Sandra Karina Medici and Silvina Quintana and Sergio Roberto Ruffinengo and Jorge A. Marcangeli and P. Gimenez Martinez and S Fuselli and Mart{\'i}n Javier Eguaras},
  journal={Experimental and Applied Acarology},
  year={2012},
  volume={56},
  pages={309-318}
}
Although mitochondrial DNA mapping of Varroa destructor revealed the presence of several haplotypes, only two of them (Korean and Japanese haplotypes) were capable to infest Apis mellifera populations. Even though the Korean haplotype is the only one that has been reported in Argentina, these conclusions were based on mites sampled in apiaries from a specific geographical place (Buenos Aires province). To study mites from several sites of Argentina could reveal the presence of the Japanese… CONTINUE READING

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