Marina Meixner

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InstitutionLandesbetrieb Landwirtschaft Hessen
Bieneninstitut Kirchhain
Postal addressErlenstr. 9
Office phone+49 6422 940639
Fax+49 6422 940633
Job /  professional statusResearcher
Preferred COLOSS theme(s)   Diversity & Conservation,Pests & Pathogens
COLOSS Project(s)   BEEBOOK,Beekeeping
COLOSS Taskforce(s)   Sustainable bee breeding,Varroa control
Research interestshoney bee diversity
 honey bee breeding
 honey bee health
PublicationsFrancis RM, Kryger P, Meixner M, Bouga M, Ivanova E, Andonov S, Berg S, Büchler R, Bienkowska M, Charistos L, Le Conte Y, Costa C, Dyrba W, Hatjina F, Panasiuk B, Pechhacker H, Kezic N, Korpela S, Uzunov A, Wilde J (2014) Comparison of methods to verify the genetic origin of honey bee colonies used in the Genotype-Environment-Interactions experiment. Journal of Apicultural Research, In Press

Büchler R, Costa C, Hatjina F, Andonov S, Meixner M, Le Conte Y, Uzunov A, Berg S, Bienkowska M, Bouga M, Drazic M, Dyrba W, Kryger P, Panasiuk B, Pechhacker H, Petrov P, Kezic N, Korpela S, Wilde J (2014) The influence of genetic origin and local adaptation on the survival of Apis mellifera L. colonies in Europe. Journal of Apicultural Research, In Press

Uzunov A, Meixner MD, Kiprijanovska H, Andonov S, Gregorc A, Ivanova E, Bouga M, Dobi P, Büchler R, Francis R, Kryger P Genetic structure of Apis mellifera macedonica population based on microsatellite DNA polymorphism. Journal of Apicultural Research, in press

Meixner MD, Pinto MA, Bouga M, Kryger P, Ivanova E, Fuchs S (2013) Standard methods for characterising subspecies and ecotypes of Apis mellifera. Journal of Apicultural Research 52 (4), DOI 10.3896/IBRA.

Siede R, Meixner MD, Büchler R (2012) Comparison of transcriptional changes of immune genes to experimental challenge in the honey bee (Apis mellifera). Journal of Apicultural Research 51(4), 320-328; DOI 10.3896/IBRA.

Costa C, Büchler R, Berg S, Bienkowska M, Bouga M, Bubalo D, Charistos L, Le Conte Y, Drazic M, Dyrba W, Filipi J, Hatjina F, Ivanova E, Kezic N, Kiprijanovska H, Kokinis M, Korpela S, Kryger P, Lodesani M, Meixner M, Panasiuk B, Pechhacker H, Petrov P, Oliveri E , Ruottinen L, Uzunov A, Vaccari G, Wilde J (2012) A Europe-wide experiment for assessing the impact of genotype-environment interactions on the vitality and performance of honey bee colonies: experimental design and trait evaluation. Journal of Apicultural Science 56, 147-158, DOI: 10.2478/v10289-012-0015-9

Meixner MD, Leta MA, Koeniger N, Fuchs S (2011) The honey bees of Ethiopia represent a new subspecies of Apis mellifera – Apis mellifera simensis n. ssp. Apidologie 42, 425-437

Meixner MD, Costa C, Kryger P, Hatjina F, Bouga M, Ivanova E, Büchler R (2010) Conserving diversity and vitality for honey bee breeding. Journal of Apicsp. Apidologie 42, 425-437

Genersch E, von der Ohe W, Kaatz H, Schroeder A, Otten C, Büchler R, Berg S, Ritter W, Mühlen W, Gisder S, Meixner M, Liebig G, Rosenkranz P (2010) The German bee monitoring project: a long term study to understand periodically high winter losses of honey bee colonies. Apidologie 41, 332-352

vanEngelsdorp D, Meixner MD (2010) A historical review of managed honey bee populations in Europe and the United States and the factors that may affect them; Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 103, S80-S95

Delaney DA, Meixner MD, Schiff NM, Sheppard WS (2009) Genetic characterization of commercial honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) populations in the United States by using mitochondrial and microsatellite markers. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 102 (4), 666-673

Haddad N, Meixner MD, Fuchs S, Migdade H, Sheppard WS (2009) Mitochondrial DNA support for genetic reserves of Apis mellifera syriaca in Jordan. Journal of Apicultural Research and Bee World 48(1), 19-22

Meixner MD, Worobik M, Wilde J, Fuchs S, Koeniger N (2007) Apis mellifera mellifera in eastern Europe – morphometric variation and determination of range limits. Apidologie 38, 191-197