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Title: Genetic screening of Apis mellifera subspecies in Lebanon using mitochondrial DNA test
Authors: Merheb, Bashar
Homsi, Riyad Al
Chaddad, Amer
Nasr, Zeina 
Affiliations: Department of Biology 
Keywords: Apis mellifera syriaca
Mitochondrial DNA
Akkar
Conservation
Subjects: North of Lebanon
Issue Date: 2020
Part of: Journal of apicultural research Journal.
Abstract: 
The distribution of the honey bee lineages in North Lebanon and Akkar governorates was analyzed using the mitochondrial DNA (MtDNA) test through the amplification of the COI-COII region by polymerase chain reaction followed by DraI enzyme restriction analysis. A total of 95 samples were collected from 32 different locations, in addition to two reference samples. MtDNA analysis showed that 72% of the studied samples belong to the native subspecies A. m. syriaca corresponding to the Z subgroup of lineage A, mainly found in regions of North Lebanon and northern part of Akkar. Samples belonging to the C lineage were more distributed in the inner, eastern and southern regions of Akkar. The regions where the Z subgroup still prevailed could be considered as candidate reserve areas for the local subspecies.
URI: https://scholarhub.balamand.edu.lb/handle/uob/2040
DOI: 10.1080/00218839.2020.1740407
Ezproxy URL: Link to full text
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Department of Biology

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