Using Whole-Genome Sequence Information to Foster Conservation Efforts for the European Dark Honey Bee, Apis mellifera mellifera

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Parejo, Melanie; Wragg, David; Gauthier, Laurent; Vignal, Alain; Neumann, Peter; Neuditschko, Markus;
(2016)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution,volume 4 (issn: 2296-701X)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.7892/boris.92945, doi: 10.3389/fevo.2016.00140
  • Subject: honey bee | admixture | conservation genomics | whole-genome sequencing | Ecology and Evolution | ancestry informative SNPs | Apis mellifera mellifera | 590 Animals (Zoology) | 630 Agriculture | network clustering

Pollination is a key ecosystem service for agricultural systems and Western honey bees, Apis mellifera, are the most important managed pollinators. Major losses of managed honey bee colonies reinforced the need to take advantage of locally adapted subspecies and ecotype... View more
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