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


Kandemir I., Kence M., Kence A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES, cilt.29, sa.3, ss.885-890, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 29 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.885-890

Özet

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.