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Genetic analyses reveal female philopatric behavior and nest usage by multiple females of the solitary oil-collecting bee Tetrapedia diversipes (Hymenoptera: Apidae)

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Author(s):
Santos, Priscila K. F. [1] ; Francoso, Elaine [1] ; Cordeiro, Guaraci Duran [2] ; Alves-dos-Santos, Isabel [2] ; Arias, Maria Cristina [1]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biociencias, Dept Genet & Biol Evolut, Rua Matao 277, Sala 320, Sao Paulo 05508090, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biociencias, Dept Ecol, Rua Matao, Trav 14 321, Sao Paulo 05508900, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Apidologie; v. 51, n. 5 MAY 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

Tetrapedia diversipes is an oil-collecting solitary species widely distributed in the Neotropical region. The high incidence of this species in trap nests makes it potentially a model species for ecological, genetic, evolutionary, and physiological studies. Here, we performed a population genetic study by using mitochondrial and microsatellite markers. This study aimed to investigate the genetic diversity, gene flow among populations, and offspring relatedness within the nest. The results indicated female philopatry and gene flow to be mainly mediated by males. Data on offspring relatedness suggested that nest owner replacement is common in this species. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/12530-4 - Population, evolutionary and genomic studies in bees
Grantee:Maria Cristina Arias
Support type: Regular Research Grants