Genotypical variability for the tasks of water collecting and scenting in a honey bee colony

Citation
P. Kryger et al., Genotypical variability for the tasks of water collecting and scenting in a honey bee colony, ETHOLOGY, 106(9), 2000, pp. 769-779
Citations number
60
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Animal Sciences","Neurosciences & Behavoir
Journal title
ETHOLOGY
ISSN journal
0179-1613 → ACNP
Volume
106
Issue
9
Year of publication
2000
Pages
769 - 779
Database
ISI
SICI code
0179-1613(200009)106:9<769:GVFTTO>2.0.ZU;2-0
Abstract
The polyandrous mating behaviour of the honey bee queen increases the genot ypical variability amongst her worker offspring. Microsatellite DNA analyse s revealed a total of 16 subfamilies in one colony of honey bees. The subfa milies were represented in significantly different proportions in two subgr oups of bees, water collecting bees and scenting bees, indicating a genetic component in task choice.