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Volume 21, Number 2, 1990
Page(s) 123 - 126
Apidologie 21 (1990) 123-126
DOI: 10.1051/apido:19900205

Esterase-6 locus, a new enzyme polymorphism in Apis mellifera

A. Biasiolo and A. Comparini

Istituto di Difesa delle Piante dell'Università, p le M Kolbe n 4, 33100 Udine, Italy

Abstract - A new polymorphic enzyme locus, esterase-6, has been resolved by electrophoresis in Apis mellifera. Samples from Bologna (Emilia, Italy), representative of A m ligustica, and from North-East Friuli (Italy), regarded as hybrids between A m ligustica and A m carnica, were analyzed. A preliminary population survey shows this locus to be highly variable.

Key words: Apis mellifera / enzyme polymorphism / esterase-6