Chromosomal analysis of the eggs and ovaries of the laying workers of Apis cerana FS. Verma and A. Karol
Nimachal Pradesh University, Department of Bio-Sciences, Summerhill, Shimla-171 005, HP India
Abstract - The chromosomal behavior during mitotic and meiotic cell division of eggs and ovaries of Apis cerana F laying workers has been examined. The laying workers are diploid (2n = 32), but undergo meiosis to produce drone brood which possesses a haploid (n = 16) set of chromosomes.
Key words: Apis cerana / meiosis / chromosome number / parthenogenesis / laying worker