Morphometric and electrophoretic variation in different honeybee (Apis mellifera L.) populations


Kandemir I., Kence M., Kence A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES, vol.29, no.3, pp.885-890, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.885-890
  • Keywords: morphometry, electrophoresis, allozymes, honeybee, TURKISH HONEYBEES, MORPHOLOGICAL CHARACTERS, IMPORTANT RACES, ECOTYPES, LINEAGE, BEES

Abstract

Honeybee colonies from Turkey, Naxcivan (Azerbajan) and Austria were studied for morphometric and electrophoretic variation and for comparison among different subspecies. Out of six enzyme systems, four were found to be polymorphic with 14 allozymes. Discriminant function analysis of 10 morphometric variables resulted in a total of four groups. Cluster analysis of electrophoretic data showed a similar type of groupings. Among the four polymorphic loci, Mdh-1 showed the highest and Est-3 the lowest differentiation among populations.