• Two quantitative trait loci are associated with recapping of Varroa destructor‐infested brood cells in Apis mellifera mellifera

    27 days ago - By Animal Genetics

    Summary
    Recapping of Varroa destructor-infested brood cells is a trait that has recently attracted interest in honey bee breeding to select mite-resistant Apis mellifera colonies. To investigate the genetic architecture of this trait, we evaluated a sample of A. mellifera mellifera colonies from Switzerland and France and performed a genome-wide association study, using a pool of 500 workers per colony for next-generation sequencing. The results revealed that two QTL were significantly (P 
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