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Genetic Variability of Melipona subnitida (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in Introduced and Native Populations.

Authors
  • de Souza, Flaviane Santos1
  • Costa, Maria Angélica Pereira de Carvalh...1
  • de Oliveira, Eddy José Francisco2
  • Ribeiro, Márcia de Fátima3
  • Souza, Bruno de Almeida4
  • Araújo, Edilson Divino5
  • Imperatriz-Fonseca, Vera L6
  • de Carvalho, Carlos Alfredo Lopes1
  • 1 Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Agrárias, Universidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia, Cruz das Almas, Bahia, Brazil. , (Brazil)
  • 2 Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana, Av. Transnordestina, s/n, Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brazil. , (Brazil)
  • 3 Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (Embrapa Semiárido), BR, Km 152, s/n, C.P., Petrolina, Pernambuco, Brazil. , (Brazil)
  • 4 Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (Embrapa Meio-Norte), Setor de Apicultura, Av. Duque de Caxias, Bairro Buenos Aires, CP, Teresina, Piauí, Brazil. , (Brazil)
  • 5 Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Av. Marechal Rondon s/n, bairro Rosa Elze, São Cristóvão, Sergipe, Brazil. , (Brazil)
  • 6 Departamento de Ecologia, Instituto de Biociências, Universidade de São Paulo, Rua do Matão, 321 - Trav., Cid. Universitária, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. , (Brazil)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Insect Science
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2018
Volume
18
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/jisesa/iey089
PMID: 30215802
Source
Medline
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Melipona subnitida (Hymenoptera: Apidae) is a stingless bee native to Caatinga biome in Brazil, well adapted to hot and dry climate of that region and has been traditionally explored for honey production. Here, we evaluate the genetic structure of 173 colonies of M. subnitida in northeast Brazil by partially sequenced mitochondrial genes cytochrome oxidase I (COI) to compare an introduced population isolated for 30 yr into the Island of Fernando de Noronha (IFN) with the continental populations. We identified high haplotype diversity (0.8220) with 14 haplotypes on the continental populations, being three new ones, compared with the database GenBank. The haplotype H4 was present at the center of network, occurring in four localities on mainland and fixed as a single haplotype on IFN. We propose that the island populations originally introduced carried one haplotype (H4), even though IFN population is suffering pressure by island effect through changes on morphology. Studies on island populations could be a model to understand the dynamics of isolated populations and sustainable management of this biome to preserve M. subnitida.

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