Genetic differentiation of the honey bee (Apis cerana) in Thailand: evidence from microsatellite polymorphism

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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 40 (1) pp. 9-16
DOI
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Date
June 2001
 
Article Title
 

Genetic differentiation of the honey bee (Apis cerana) in Thailand: evidence from microsatellite polymorphism

Author(s)

S Sittipraneed; S Laoaroon; S Klinbunga; S Wongsiri

Abstract

Differentiation of the honey bee (Apis cerana) populations, collected from north, north-east, the central region and peninsular Thailand, and Samui island was examined using a polymorphism of three microsatellite loci (A28, A107 and A113). The results indicated high genetic diversity in the mainland (north, central, northeast and peninsular Thailand) populations (Ho=0.40-0.46) but limited diversity in the Samui population (Ho=0.18) implying that genetic drift or founder effects may have occurred in this population. Intraspecific population subdivision was observed in Thai A. cerana (P < 0.0001 for both geographic heterogeneity and FsTstatistics). Five conspecific populations ofA. cerana in Thailand were allocated to four different groups; north and central region (A), peninsular Thailand (B), Samui island (C) and north-east (D).

Keywords

honey bees, Apis cerana, microsatellites, alleles, polymerase chain, reaction, polymorphism, genetic variation, population differentiation, Thailand

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