Scientific Works Series C. Veterinary Medicine

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RESULTS ON THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE HONEYBEE SUBSPECIES FROM SOME SOUTH AND SOUTH-EAST ROMANIAN COUNTIES USING A SEMIAUTOMATIC SYSTEM FOR ANALYZING WINGS

Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LXVII, Issue 2
Written by Elena LIPAN (BUESCU), Maria Rodica GURĂU, Doina DANEȘ

The geometric morphometric analysis proved to be an efficient and rapid method for the identification of honeybee subspecies. This analysis involves several steps but takes less than classic morfometric methodes being easier to apply. The aim of this study was to identify the honeybee subspecies from the Romanian South and South-Eastern area, using the semiautomated french system ApiClass, system that allows to identify the subspecies based on the wing's image of Apis mellifera honeybee worker. This program is analyzing the wing considering the 19 points corresponding of the intersections of the main veins of the honeybee forewings. Using ApiClass we analized 13 samples from Tulcea, Calarasi, Giurgiu, Olt, Dambovita, Prahova and Ialomita counties. Each sample was composed from wings of 20 honeybees. Five of the analysed samples were identified as hybrids without being possible to specify the type or the level of the hybridization and 8 samples had been identified as being Apis mellifera carnica presenting a homology degree over 90%.

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