Gentle Africanized bees on an oceanic island

  title={Gentle Africanized bees on an oceanic island},
  author={Bert Rivera-Marchand and Devrim Oskay and Tugrul Giray},
  booktitle={Evolutionary applications},
Oceanic islands have reduced resources and natural enemies and potentially affect life history traits of arriving organisms. Among the most spectacular invasions in the Western hemisphere is that of the Africanized honeybee. We hypothesized that in the oceanic island Puerto Rico, Africanized bees will exhibit differences from the mainland population such as for defensiveness and other linked traits. We evaluated the extent of Africanization through three typical Africanized traits: wing size… CONTINUE READING
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