Authors

Standard methods for characterising subspecies and ecotypes of Apis mellifera .

Marina D Meixner1*, Maria Alice Pinto2, Maria Bouga3, Per Kryger4, Evgeniya Ivanova5 and Stefan Fuchs6.

1LLH Bieneninstitut, Erlenstr. 9, 35274 Kirchhain, Germany.
2Mountain Research Centre (CIMO), Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Campus de Sta. Apolónia, Apartado 1172, 5301-855 Bragança, Portugal.
3Laboratory of Agricultural Zoology and Entomology, Agricultural University of Athens, 75 Iera Odos St., Athens 11855, Greece.
4Aarhus University, Flakkebjerg, Forsøgsvej 1, 4200 Slagelse, Denmark.
5University of Plovdiv, Biological Faculty, Department of Developmental Biology, 24, Tzar Assen Str. Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria.
6Institut für Bienenkunde, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe Universität Frankfurt, FB Biowissenschaften, Karl-von-Frisch-Weg 2, 61440 Oberursel, Germany.

Received 19 March 2012, accepted subject to revision 4 June 2012, accepted for publication 23 January 2013.

*Corresponding author: Email: marina.meixner@llh.hessen.de