Bragazin A. Exterior differences between species of honeybee Apis millefera L. // Principy èkologii. 2013. № 2. P. 6‒13. DOI: 10.15393/

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Original research


Exterior differences between species of honeybee Apis millefera L.

   Alexander Andreyevich
PhD student, Nizhny Novgorod Lobachevsky State University, Russia, 603950, Nizhny Novgorod, Gagarin Avenue, 23. Building 1, Department of Biology, Department of Ecology,
honey bee
family variability
exterior feature
nonparametric discriminant analysis
Summary: Using nonparametric discriminant analysis the contribution of standard set of exterior features of working individuals honeybee, belonging to the Аpis mellifera carnica Pollmann, 1879 and Apis mellifera caucasica Gorbatchev, 1916, in the inter-family inbreeding and interbreeding differences of the Apis mellifera L. was evaluated. Based on the complex of analyzed attributes of exterior the equations of classification function, which can identify the breed, were constructed for each breed. It was found, that for the both breeds the feature "wing length" significantly discriminates, at least half of the families, that has implications for the analysis of group (family) variability of exterior features.

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Reviewer: D. Grodnitsky
Received on: 25 April 2013
Published on: 21 September 2013

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