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Main Title Honeybees of Asia [electronic resource] /
Author Hepburn, H. Randall.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Radloff, Sarah E.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2011
Call Number QL461-599.82
ISBN 9783642164224
Subjects Life sciences ; Animal genetics ; Animal Physiology ; Invertebrates ; Entomology
Internet Access
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Collation XII, 669 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
The Asian Species of Apis -- Phylogeny of the Genus Api -- Biogeography -- Asian Honeybees and Mitochondrial DNA -- Genetic Considerations -- Biology of Nesting -- Absconding, Migration and Swarming -- Comparative Reproductive Biology of Honeybees -- Pheromones -- Honeybees in Natural Ecosystems -- The Pollination Role of Honeybees -- Foraging -- Energetic Aspects of Flight -- The Dance Language -- Diseases of Asian Honeybees -- Asian Honeybee Mites -- Colony Defence and Natural Enemies -- Self-assembly Processes in Honeybees: the Phenomenon of Shimmering -- Interspecific Interactions among Asian Honeybees -- Bibliography of the Asian Species of Honeybees. . A multi-authored work on the basic biology of Asian honeybees, written by expert specialists in the field, this book highlights phylogeny, classification, mitochondrial and nuclear DNA, biogeography, genetics, physiology, pheromones, nesting, self-assembly processes, swarming, migration and absconding, reproduction, ecology, foraging and flight, dance languages, pollination, diseases/pests, colony defensiveness and natural enemies, honeybee mites, and interspecific interactions. Comprehensively covering the widely dispersed literature published in European as well as Asian-language journals and books, Honeybees of Asia provides an essential foundation for future research.