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Volume 23, Number 2, 1992
Page(s) 147 - 150
Apidologie 23 (1992) 147-150
DOI: 10.1051/apido:19920207

Mitochondrial DNA length variation in the cytochrome oxidase region of honey bee (Apis mellifera L)

M.S. Meusel and R.F.A. Moritz

Bayerische Landesanstalt für Bienenzucht, Burgbergstr 70, 8520 Erlangen, Germany

Abstract - Restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of Apis mellifera capensis mitochondrial DNA detected a length variation in the cytochrome oxidase I and II gene region. A Bcl I digest revealed a 430-bp insert not shared by A m scutellata and A m carnica.

Key words: Apis mellifera / mitochondrial DNA / length variation / cytochrome oxidase region