The complete mitochondrial genome of a Buckfast bee, Apis mellifera (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apidae) in Northern Ireland

Okuyama, H, Hill, J, Martin, SJ and Takahashi, J 2018, 'The complete mitochondrial genome of a Buckfast bee, Apis mellifera (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apidae) in Northern Ireland' , Mitochondrial DNA Part B, 3 (1) , pp. 338-339.

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Abstract

We analyzed the complete mitochondrial genome of the ‘Buckfast bee’, Apis mellifera, collected from Northern Ireland, UK. It consisted of a circular molecule of 16,353 bp. The genome contained 13 protein-coding, 22 tRNA, and 2 rRNA genes, along with one A + T-rich control region. The average AT content was 84.9%. The genes ATP8 and ATP6 shared 19 nucleotides. A phylogenetic analysis, suggested that the matriline ‘Buckfast bee’ has remained most closely related to the A. mellifera ligustica race from which it originated in 1917, despite being cross-bred with many other A. mellifera races over the past 100 years.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Mitochondrial DNA Part B
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 2380-2359
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Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2018 11:53
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2018 15:06
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/46280

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