Yıl 2020, Cilt 12 , Sayı 2, Sayfalar 43 - 47 2020-12-31

A Preliminary Study for the Application of ISSR Markers to Discriminate Honey Bee (Apis mellifera L.) Populations in Turkey

Okan Can ARSLAN [1]

Potential of Inter Simple Sequence Repeats (ISSR) markers in analyzing and discriminating of Turkish honeybee populations was assessed in this study. Genomic DNA samples of workers belonging to four subspecies and two ecotypes of honey bees were amplified by PCR using 5 microsatellite primers. Principal component and population structure analyses showed that ISSR method successfully defined and discriminated four distinct Turkish honeybee subspecies while the two ecotypes of Anatoliaca subspecies were not distinctively separated from each other. This study showed that ISSR markers can be a simple and low-cost alternative with high resolution compared to other markers such as microsatellite and RAPD, in analyzing the genetic variations in Turkish honey bee subspecies.
Inter simple sequence repeats, Genetic diversity, Subspecies distinction
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Birincil Dil en
Konular Veteriner Hekimlik
Bölüm Research Articles

Orcid: 0000-0002-9784-2663
Yazar: Okan Can ARSLAN (Sorumlu Yazar)
Ülke: Turkey

Teşekkür Author thanks to Prof. Dr. Aykut Kence (R.I. P.) and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Meral Kence from METU for their guidance and, Assist. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ali Südüpak from Yozgat Bozok University for providing the microsatellite primers for this study. Part of this study was presented as a poster in 2013 Apimondia International Congress, Kyiv-Ukraine.

Başvuru Tarihi : 12 Kasım 2020
Kabul Tarihi : 27 Aralık 2020
Yayımlanma Tarihi : 31 Aralık 2020

APA Arslan, O . (2020). A Preliminary Study for the Application of ISSR Markers to Discriminate Honey Bee (Apis mellifera L.) Populations in Turkey . Bee Studies , 12 (2) , 43-47 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/bst/issue/56855/824813