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|Title:||Genetic screening of Apis mellifera subspecies in Lebanon using mitochondrial DNA test||Authors:||Merheb, Bashar
Homsi, Riyad Al
|Affiliations:||Department of Biology||Keywords:||Apis mellifera syriaca
|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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