2004. 12 (2)


About authors:

I.A. Akimov, Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, 01601 Ukraine
S.V. Benedyk, Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, 01601 Ukraine
O.P. Berezovskaya, Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, 01601 Ukraine
A.P. Sidorenko, Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, 01601 Ukraine


Randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) was used to reveal haplotype specificity and genetic variation in populations of the mite Varroa destructor Anderson et Trueman, 2000 infesting managed and feral colonies of honeybee in Ukraine. All specimens of mites collected from Apis mellifera L. colonies in Zakarpats'ka Oblast', Poltavs'ka Oblast' andZhytomyrs'kaOblast' were detected to belong to the Korea haplotype of V. destructor. It was not possible to distinguish mites collected from three subspecies of A. mellifera L., but genetic variation within mite populations in-festing feral honeybees A. mellifera mellifera L. in Polessky reserve was substantially higher com-pared to mite populations infesting both A. mellif-era carpatica Petrov (A. mellifera carnica Polln-ann) and A. mellifera acervorum Skorikov (A. mel-lifera artemisia Engel.).


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