Temporal genetic analysis of an introgressed island honey bee population (Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain)

publication date: Feb 1, 2012
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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 51 (1) pp. 144 - 146
DOI
10.3896/IBRA.1.51.1.20
Date
February 2012
Article Title

Temporal genetic analysis of an introgressed island honey bee population (Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain)

Author(s)

Irene Muñoz, Mª Jesús Madrid-Jiménez and Pilar De la Rúa

Abstract

Notes and Comments

Honey bees from the Canary Islands are morphologically similar to A. m. iberiensis mitochondrial DNA, they have been included in an African evolutionary sub-lineage with Atlantic distribution, together with other honey bee populations from Macaronesian archipelagos including Madeira and the Azores but based on variation of the Azores.

Keywords

Apis mellifera, microsatellites, genetic variability, conservation, Tenerife

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