THE DIPLOID DRONE OF APIS CERANA JAPONICA AND ITS CHROMOSOMES

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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 20 (3) pp. 143-147
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Date
September 1981
Article Title
THE DIPLOID DRONE OF APIS CERANA JAPONICA AND ITS CHROMOSOMES
Author(s)
HIDEHIRO HOSHIBA, ICHIJI OKADA AND AKIO KUSANAGI
Abstract
Diploid drones were produced from a sibling-mated queen of A. cerana japonica and reared in an incubator on royal jelly from A. mellifera. The haploid chromosome complement of A. cerana japonica consisted of 8 metacentrics and 8 submetacentrics. The 32 chromosomes of diploid drones are shown in a photomicrograph. Sex determination in A. c. japonica is similar to that in A. mellifera.
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