General Protein (P-3) Polymorphism in Honey Bee (Apis mellifera L.) from Central Anatolia

Authors: Mehmet Ali YILDIZ, Sevinç ASAL

Abstract: The General Protein (P-3) system was investigated in 15 honey bee (A. mellifera L.) colonies from 3 different localities in this study. Horizontal starch gel electrophoresis was performed on dark-eyed pupae (13-19 days old) using Poulik's (1) discontinuous buffer system. The frequencies of P-3F allele in three apiaries were 0.658, 0.333 and 0.442.

Keywords: Apis mellifera, starch gel electrophoresis, general protein (P-3) polymorphism