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African honey bee migration into Mexico followed with DNA markers

American Bee Journal 128(12): 803

African honey bee migration into Mexico followed with DNA markers

Information on Africanized honeybee population dynamics is being obtained with mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and nuclear DNA restriction fragment polymorphisms. Two restriction enzymes (EcoRI and BglII) have been used to distinguish European and African mtDNA. Thirteen feral swarms caught in bait hives in Mexico all carried African mtDNA. Out of 6 managed colonies established before African bees arrived, 5 carried European mtDNA and 1 had African mtDNA.

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