Microsatellite loci for euglossine bees (Hymenoptera : Apidae)

R.O. Souza, M. Cervini, M.A. Del Lama, Robert Paxton

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The Neotropical Euglossini (Hymenoptera: Apidae) are important pollinators of many flowering plants, particularly orchids. Lack of highly polymorphic genetic markers for euglossine species has limited the study of their social organization and inbreeding. We therefore developed microsatellite markers for two species, Eulaema nigrita (11 loci) and Euglossa cordata (nine loci), most of which were highly polymorphic in the source species and in a range of related euglossine bees.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1352-1356
Number of pages5
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Ecology

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    Souza, R. O., Cervini, M., Del Lama, M. A., & Paxton, R. (2007). Microsatellite loci for euglossine bees (Hymenoptera : Apidae). MOLECULAR ECOLOGY NOTES, 7(6)(6), 1352-1356. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-8286.2007.01878.x