Cookies on Animal Science Database

Like most websites we use cookies. This is to ensure that we give you the best experience possible.

 

Continuing to use www.cabi.org  means you agree to our use of cookies. If you would like to, you can learn more about the cookies we use.

Animal Science Database

Supporting your research in animal production, welfare and health

 Sign up to receive our Veterinary & Animal Sciences eNewsletter, book alerts and offers direct to your inbox.

Results per page:

Search results

Abstract

The western honey bee, Apis mellifera, provides critical pollination services to agricultural crops worldwide. However, despite substantial interest and prior investigation, the early evolution and subsequent diversification of this important pollinator remain uncertain. The primary hypotheses...

Author(s)
Cridland, J. M.; Tsutsui, N. D.; Ramírez, S. R.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Genome Biology and Evolution, 2017, 9, 2, pp 457-472
Abstract

Understanding the genetic basis of adaption is a central task in biology. Populations of the honey bee Apis mellifera that inhabit the mountain forests of East Africa differ in behavior and morphology from those inhabiting the surrounding lowland savannahs, which likely reflects adaptation to these ...

Author(s)
Wallberg, A.; Schöning, C.; Webster, M. T.; Hasselmann, M.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS Genetics, 2017, 13, 5, pp e1006792
Abstract

The stingless bee Melipona bicolor is the only bee in which true polygyny occurs. Its mitochondrial genome was first sequenced in 2008, but it was incomplete and no information about its transcription was known. We combined short and long reads of M. bicolor DNA with RNASeq data to obtain insights...

Author(s)
Araujo, N. de S.; Arias, M. C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Gene, 2019, 705, pp 55-59
Abstract

Background: Sociality has many rewards, but can also be dangerous, as high population density and low genetic diversity, common in social insects, is ideal for parasite transmission. Despite this risk, honeybees and other sequenced social insects have far fewer canonical immune genes relative to...

Author(s)
Barribeau, S. M.; Sadd, B. M.; Plessis, L. du; Brown, M. J. F.; Buechel, S. D.; Cappelle, K.; Carolan, J. C.; Christiaens, O.; Colgan, T. J.; Erler, S.; Evans, J.; Helbing, S.; Karaus, E.; Lattorff, H. M. G.; Marxer, M.; Meeus, I.; Näpflin, K.; Niu JinZhi; Schmid-Hempel, R.; Smagghe, G.; Waterhouse, R. M.; Yu Na; Zdobnov, E. M.; Schmid-Hempel, P.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Genome Biology, 2015, 16, 83, pp (24 April 2015)
Abstract

Meiotic recombination is a fundamental cellular process, with important consequences for evolution and genome integrity. However, we know little about how recombination rates vary across the genomes of most species and the molecular and evolutionary determinants of this variation. The honeybee, ...

Author(s)
Wallberg, A.; Glémin, S.; Webster, M. T.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS Genetics, 2015, 11, 4, pp 1005189
Abstract

The mechanisms by which organisms adapt to variable environments are a fundamental question in evolutionary biology and are important to protect important species in response to a changing climate. An interesting candidate to study this question is the honey bee Apis cerana, a keystone pollinator...

Author(s)
Chen Chao; Wang HuiHua; Liu ZhiGuang; Chen Xiao; Tang Jiao; Meng FanMing; Shi Wei
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Molecular Biology and Evolution, 2018, 35, 9, pp 2260-2271
Abstract

An assessment of the genetic diversity of the microsatellite locus mrjp3 in honeybee of European Apis mellifera subspecies was conducted. Differences in the frequency of alleles for the mrjp3 locus were found in honeybees of different evolutionary branches. Allele "529" was found to be specific for ...

Author(s)
Ostroverkhova, N. V.; Kucher, A. N.; Babushkina, N. P.; Konusova, O. L.; Sharakhov, I. V.
Publisher
Canadian Center of Science and Education, Toronto, Canada
Citation
Journal of Molecular Biology Research, 2018, 8, 1, pp 122-131
Abstract

We sequenced two strains from the Lactobacillus Firm-5 clade, a dominant group of symbionts in the guts of honey bees and other social bees. The genome of strain wkB8, comprising a 1.93-Mb chromosome and a 6.4-kb plasmid, was fully closed, while strain wkB10 was assembled into 32 contigs. These...

Author(s)
Kwong, W. K.; Mancenido, A. L.; Moran, N. A.
Publisher
American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Washington, USA
Citation
Genome Announcements, 2014, 2, 6, pp e01176-14
Abstract

The complete mitochondrial genome of the western honey bee subspecies Apis mellifera meda was sequenced. This mitochondrial genome is 16,248 bp in length, with 37 classical eukaryotic mitochondrial genes and an A+T-rich region. Gene direction and arrangement are similar to those of other Apis...

Author(s)
Eimanifar, A.; Kimball, R. T.; Braun, E. L.; Fuchs, S.; Grünewald, B.; Ellis, J. D.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Mitochondrial DNA Part B, 2017, 2, 1, pp 268-269
Abstract

Gene duplication is an important evolutionary process thought to facilitate the evolution of phenotypic diversity. We investigated if gene duplication was associated with the evolution of phenotypic differences in a highly social insect, the honeybee Apis mellifera. We hypothesized that the genetic ...

Author(s)
Chau, L. M.; Goodisman, M. A. D.
Publisher
Wiley, Boston, USA
Citation
Evolution : International Journal of Organic Evolution, 2017, 71, 12, pp 2871-2884

Refine Results

Sort Order
Author
Geographical Location
Item Type
Organisms
Subject Topics