genetic differentiation in the stingless bee, scaptotrigona xanthotricha moure, 1950 (apidae, meliponini): a species with wide geographic distribution in the atlantic rainforest.stingless bees are important pollinators that are severely threatened by anthropic interference, resulting in a strong population decline. scaptotrigona xanthotricha has a wide distribution in the atlantic rainforest, ranging from the northeastern state of bahia to santa catarina in southern brazil. to understand the genetic structure of s. xanthotricha, 12 species-specific microsatellite loci were analyzed in 42 colonies sampled throughout the species range. the results indicated 5 distinct clu ...201724829365
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