Temporal changes in Varroa destructor fertility and haplotype in Brazil

C. Garrido, P. Rosenkranz, Robert Paxton, L.S. Goncalves

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The relationship between fertility and haplotype was studied in Varroa destructor mites sampled from colonies of A. mellifera carnica and Africanized Honeybees ( Apis mellifera) in Germany and Brazil respectively. Both in Germany and in Brazil, only the V. destructor Korea haplotype was found, though the Japan-Thailand haplotype was formerly thought to have been more abundant in Brazil. The fertility of Varroa mites in Brazil has increased since 1998 and is currently ( 2001) at European levels. Temporal changes in mite fertility and haplotype are not fully congruent.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)535-541
Number of pages7
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2003

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  • Insect Science


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