Distinguishing feral and managed honeybees (Apis mellifera) using stable carbon isotopes

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Anderson , Lucy; Dynes , Travis; Berry , Jennifer; Delaplane , Keith; McCormick , Lydia; Brosi , Berry;
  • Publisher: Springer Verlag
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1007/s13592-014-0283-4
  • Subject: [SDV.SA.SPA]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Agricultural sciences/Animal production studies | stable isotopes | [SDV.EE]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Ecology, environment | feral honeybees | isotopic fractionation | photosynthesis pathways | [ SDV.EE ] Life Sciences [q-bio]/Ecology, environment | carbon | [ SDV.BID ] Life Sciences [q-bio]/Biodiversity | [ SDV.BA.ZI ] Life Sciences [q-bio]/Animal biology/Invertebrate Zoology | [SDV.BA.ZI]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Animal biology/Invertebrate Zoology | [ SDV.SA.SPA ] Life Sciences [q-bio]/Agricultural sciences/Animal production studies | [SDV.BID]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Biodiversity

International audience; The ability to distinguish feral and managed honeybees (Apis mellifera) has applications in studies of population genetics, parasite transmission, pollination, interspecific interactions, and bee breeding. We evaluated a diagnostic test based on ... View more
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