Unequal thermostability of allelic forms of malate dehydrogenase in honey bees.

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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 34 (1) pp.45-47
Date
January 1995
 
Article Title

Unequal thermostability of allelic forms of malate dehydrogenase in honey bees.

Author(s)

 Jean-Marie Cornuet; Benjamin P Oloroyd; Ross H Crozier

Abstract
Cytosolic malate dehydrogenase (MDH, EC 1.1.1.37), an enzyme involved in basic metabolism, has proved to be the most informative allozyme marker for honey bee (Apis mellifera) population genetics studies. The geographic distribution of its three common alleles, which we will refer to as 'fast' (F), 'medium' (M) and 'slow' (S), broadly reflects the partition of this species into the three main lineages infered from biometry (Ruttner, 1988) and confirmed with mtDNA (Garnery et al., 1992).
Keywords

honey bees, Apis mellifera, malate dehydrogenase, natural selection, allozymes, variation, heat stability, clines

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