Per Kryger

Population-genetical characteristics of the bee population of Vojvodina

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  • Ivan Pihler, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Hrisula Kiprijanovska, University of Skopje, Faculty of Agricultural Science and Food, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of
  • Nada Plavša, University of Novi Sad, Unknown
  • Milan Krajinović, University of Novi Sad, Unknown
  • Aleksandar Uzunov, University of Skopje, Faculty of Agricultural Science and Food, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of
  • Per Kryger
  • Nebojša Nedić, University of Belgrade, Unknown

In 1893. Jovan živanovic notes that based on the color of the abdomen of bees, two varieties of bees are present in Vojvodina, one dark and the other with two yellow rings on abdomen. Up to the present time there are mixed opinions about the presence of one or more populations of bees in Vojvodina, especially about the presence of the yellow variety in Banat. The aim of this paper is to establish the existence of one or more populations of bees, using genetic analysis of bees. Evaluation of genetic connections, diversity within the population and structure of the bee population in Vojvodina, were calculated on the basis of allele variation of 25 microsatellite loci. A genetic typification of the following microsatellites was performed: A8, A14, A24, A29, A43, A79, A88, A113, Ac11, Ac88, Ac139, Ac306, Ap15, Ap68, Ap85, Ap90, Ap223, Ap224, Ap226, Ap249, Ap273, Ap274, Ap288, At168, At188. 92% or 23 loci proved to be polymorphic in samples of bees from Srem and Backa, and 88% or 22 loci proved to be polymorphic in samples of bees from Banat. Heterozygosity calculated for the whole population is not significantly different from the expected heterozygosity. It was found that the obtained genetic differences between bees of Srem and Backa, and Banat region are not sufficient for these two populations to be considered separate.

Original languageEnglish
JournalGenetika
Volume46
Issue1
Pages (from-to)219-226
Number of pages8
ISSN0534-0012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

    Research areas

  • A. m. carnica, Alleles, Bee, Genetic analysis

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