Genetic Diversity of Honey Bee Populations in Turkey Based on Microsatellite Markers in Migratory versus Stationary Colonies

Kükrer, Mert
Kence, Aykut


Genetic diversity of honey bee populations in Turkey based on microsatellite markers : a comparison between migratory versus stationary apiaries and isolated regions versus regions open to migratory beekeeping
Kükrer, Mert; Kence, Aykut; Department of Biology (2013)
The honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) is a globally significant species of apparent economic and ecological importance. Recent reports from Spain, Italy and Greece point to an intense admixture of honey bee populations signified by a loss of population structure. This is mostly attributed to migratory beekeeping practices and replacement of queens or colonies with commercial ones that are usually from non-native races or hybrids of different subspecies. These two practices are also heavily carried out in parts ...
Genetic structure of honeybee, Apis mellifera L. (Hymenoptera : Apidae) populations of Turkey inferred from microsatellite analysis
Bodur, Cagri; Kence, Meral; Kence, Aykut (2007-01-01)
We analyzed the genetic structure of 11 honeybee (Apis mellifera L) populations from Turkey and one from Cyprus using 9 microsatellite marker loci. Heterozygosity levels, mean number of alleles per population, number of diagnostic alleles, and pairwise F-ST values were computed for the populations studied. Heterozygosity levels were found to range between 0.54 and 0.68. We detected high levels of genetic divergence among the populations based on pairwise F-ST values; 50 of 66 pairwise F-ST values were signi...
Genetic relationship of wild and primitive wheat species from Turkey based on microsatellite markers and ancient DNA analysis
Bilgiç, Hatice; Akkaya, Mahinur S.; Kence, Aykut; Department of Biotechnology (2002)
Genetic diversity of european black poplar (populus nigra) populations from Turkey assessed by microsatellite DNA markers
Çiftçi, Asiye; Kaya, Zeki; Department of Biology (2013)
The genus Populus is known as a group of forest trees for commercial exploitation. The European black poplar (Populus nigra L.), belonging to the genus Populus, is a keystone species of floodplain forests in Europe. Populus nigra has also been used as a model tree in the study of genetic resource conservation of wild relatives of cultivated plants. Turkey has over 68.000 ha poplar plantations with P. nigra and 77. 000 ha consisting of various hybrids of it. Due to overexplotation, loss of natural distributi...
Genetic diversity differences between parental and progeny population of populus euphratica populations in a fragmented river ecosystem
Çelik, Mert; Kaya, Zeki; Department of Biology (2021-2-15)
Euphrates poplar, also known as desert poplar in the literature, grows along riverbanks in arid and semi-arid regions and is well-known for its high tolerance to broad temperature changes, drought, and soils with high salt content. The presence of healthy Euphrates poplar forests in riparian ecosystems is of high importance due to their direct effect on local biodiversity as being pioneer species within their habitats. In addition to its positive impact on biodiversity, the species’ healthy and unfragmented...
Citation Formats
M. Kükrer and A. Kence, “Genetic Diversity of Honey Bee Populations in Turkey Based on Microsatellite Markers in Migratory versus Stationary Colonies,” presented at the Evolution 2013, 21 - 26 Haziran 2013, Utah, Amerika Birleşik Devletleri, 2013, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: