Maria Bouga

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InstitutionLaboratory of Agricultural Zoology and Entomology, Agricultural University of Athens
Postal address75, Iera Odos Str.
Office phone+302105294564
Mobile phone+306945267797
Job /  professional statusResearcher
Preferred COLOSS theme(s)   Diversity & Conservation
Research interestspopulation genetics and genetic discrimination of honey bees
 genetic discrimination of honey dew insects
 population genetics of insects used in biological control
 genetic discrimination of acari
 conservation of honey bees
Publications1.Paschalis Harizanis, Maria Bouga, 2003. Genetic structure of the Bee from Crete Island (Greece). Selected papers, Apiacta.
2.Maria Bouga, Paschalis C. Harizanis, George Kilias and Stamatis Alahiotis, 2005. Genetic divergence and phylogenetic relationships of Honey Bee Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae) populations from Greece and Cyprus using PCR - RFLP analysis of three mtDNA Segments. Apidologie 36: 335–344.
3.M. Bouga, G. Kilias, P. C. Harizanis, V. Papasotiropoulos and S. Alahiotis, 2005. Allozyme Variability and Phylogenetic Relationships in Honey Bee Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae) populations from Greece and Cyprus. Biochemical Genetics 43:471-483.
4.M. Bouga, E. Klossa-Kilia, S. Alahiotis and G. Kilias, 2005. Non-lethal DNA sampling of wing tips discriminates subspecies of Apis mellifera occurring in Greece. Journal of Apicultural Research 44(4): 195–196.
5.P. C. Harizanis, D. I. Nielsen, and M. Bouga, 2006. Diagnostic Molecular Markers Discriminating Africanized Honey Bees from Greek and Cypriot Honey Bees (Apis mellifera, Hymenoptera: Apidae). Journal of Apicultural Research 45(3): 197–202.
6.E.N. Ivanova, T.A. Staykova, and M. Bouga , 2007. Allozyme variability in honey bee populations from some mountainous regions in southwest of Bulgaria Journal of Apicultural Research 46(1): 3-8.
7.M. Kekecoglu, M. Bouga, M.I. Soysal and P. Harizanis, 2007. Morphometrics as a Tool for Study of Genetic Variability of Honey Bees. Journal of Tekirdag Agricultural Faculty 4(1): 7-15.
8.F. Hatjina and M. Bouga, 2009. Portrait of Marchalina hellenica Gennadius, the main producing insect of pine honeydew- Biology, genetic variability and honey production Uludag Bee Journal 9(4): 162-167.
9.M. Kekecoglu, M. Bouga, M.I. Soysal and P. Harizanis, 2009. Genetic divergence and phylogenetic relationships of honey bee populations from Turkey using PCR – RFLP’s analysis of two mtDNA segments. Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science 15(6): 589-597.
10.F. Hatjina, M. Bouga, A. Karatasou, A. Kontothanasi, L. Charistos, C. Emmanouil, N. Emmanouil, AD. Maistros, 2010. Pilot survey of honey bee colony losses in Greece (2007 & 2008) Journal of Apicultural Research –Special Edition 49(1): 116-118.
11.MD. Meixner, C. Costa, P. Kryger, F. Hatjina, M. Bouga, E. Ivanova, R. Büchler, 2010. The role of genetic diversity and vitality in colony losses Journal of Apicultural Research –Special Edition 49(1):85-92.
12.E. N. Ivanova, P. Petrov, M. Bouga, N. G. Emmanouel, R. I. Tunca, M. Kence, 2010. Genetic variation in honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) populations from Bulgaria. Journal of Apicultural Science 54(2): 51-62.
13.M. Bouga, M. Bienkowska, R. Büchler, E. Cauia, C. Alaux, R. Chlebo, B. Dahle, R. Dall'Olio, P. De la Rúa, A. Gregorc, E. Ivanova, H. Kiprijanovska, A. Kence, M. Kence, N. Kezic, P. Kozmus, P. Kryger, Y. Le Conte, M. Lodesani, A. M. Murilhas, A. Siceanu, G. Soland, A. Uzunov, J. Wilde, 2011 .Methods for Discrimination of Honey Bee Populations: Application in Beekeeping, a review presentation. Journal of Apicultural Research 50(1): 51-84.
14.S. Martimianakis, E. Klossa-Kilia , M. Bouga, G. Kilias, 2011. Phylogenetic relationships among A. mellifera subspecies based on sequencing of mtDNA segments. Journal of Apicultural Research 50(1): 42-50.
15.Bouga M., Evangelou V., Lykoudis D., Cakmak I., Hatjina F., 2011. Genetic variability of Marchalina hellenica (Hemiptera: Margarodidae) based on preliminary mtDNA sequencing data. Biochemical Genetics 49 (11-12): 683-694.
16.F. Hatjina , G. Tsoktouridis, M. Bouga , L. Charistos, V. Evangelou, D. Avtzis, I. Meeus, M. Brunain, G. Smagghe, D. C. de Graaf, 2011. Polar tube protein gene diversity among Nosema ceranae strains derived from a Greek honey bee health study. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 108: 131–134.
17.Costa C., Büchler R., Berg S., Bienkowska M., Bouga M., Bubalo D., Charistos L., Le Conte Y., Drazic M., Dyrba W., Fillipi 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.
18.Ivanova E., Bouga M., Staykova T., Mladenovic M., Rasic S., Leonidas Charistos L., Hatjina F., Petrov P. (2012) The genetic variability of honey bees from the Southern Balkan Peninsula, based on alloenzymic data. Journal of Apicultural Research 51(4): 329-335.
19.MEIXNER, M D; PINTO, M A; BOUGA, M; KRYGER, P; IVANOVA, E; FUCHS, S (2013) Standard methods for characterising subspecies and ecotypes of Apis mellifera. In V Dietemann; J D Ellis; P Neumann (Eds) The COLOSS BEEBOOK, Volume I: standard methods for Apis mellifera research. Journal of Apicultural Research 52(1).
20.Papachristoforou A, Rortais A., Bouga M., Arnold G., Garnery L. (2013) Genetic characterization of the Cyprian honey bee (Apis mellifera cypria ) based on microsatellites and mitochondrial DNA polymorphisms. Journal of Apiculture Science 57(2):127-13.5
21.Evangelou V. I., Bouga M., Emmanouel N. G., Perdikis D. Ch., Papadoulis G. Th. (2013) Discrimination of Two Natural Biocontrol Agents in the Mediterranean Region Based on Mitochondrial DNA Sequencing Data. Biochemical Genetics 51: 825-840.
22.Hatjina F., Papaefthimiou C.,Charistos L., Dogaroglu T., Bouga M., Emmanouil C., Arnold G. (2013) Sublethal doses of imidacloprid decreased size of hypopharyngeal glands and respiratory rhythm of honeybees in vivo. Apidologie 44: 467-480.