Honeybees of Asia

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H. Randall Hepburn, Sarah E. Radloff
Springer Science & Business Media, 4 gen 2011 - 669 pagine
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.
 

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Sommario

The Asian Species of Apis
1
Phylogeny of the Genus Apis
23
Biogeography
51
Asian Honeybees and Mitochondrial DNA
69
Genetic Considerations
95
Biology of Nesting
109
Absconding Migration and Swarming
133
Comparative Reproductive Biology of Honeybees
159
Foraging
257
Energetic Aspects of Flight
293
The Dance Language
313
Diseases of Asian Honeybees
333
Asian Honeybee Mites
347
Colony Defence and Natural Enemies
369
SelfAssembly Processes in Honeybees The Phenomenon of Shimmering
397
Interspecific Interactions Among Asian Honeybees
445

Pheromones
207
Honeybees in Natural Ecosystems
215
The Pollination Role of Honeybees
227
Bibliography of the Asian Species of Honeybees
473
Index
659
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