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A fifth major genetic group among honeybees revealed in Syria

Mohamed Alburaki12*, Bénédicte Bertrand1, Hélène Legout1, Sibyle Moulin1, Ali Alburaki4, Walter Steven Sheppard5 and Lionel Garnery13

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1 CNRS, Laboratoire Evolution, Génomes et Spéciation LEGS, Avenue de la Terrasse, 91189 Gif-sur-Yvette, France

2 Université Laval, Institut de Biologie Intégrative et des Systèmes (IBIS), Pavillon Charles-Eugène Marchand, 1030, Avenue de la Médecine, Québec, QC G1V 0A6, Canada

3 Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin, Versailles, France

4 University of Damascus, Faculty of Agriculture, PO BOX: 30621, Damascus, Syria

5 Department of Entomology, Washington State University, Pollman, WA 99164-6382, USA

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BMC Genetics 2013, 14:117  doi:10.1186/1471-2156-14-117

Published: 6 December 2013

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Additional file 1: Figure S1:

Genetic clustering of few Syrian, Lebanese and one Iraqi honeybee populations and five honeybee subspecies using 14 microsatellite loci. The number of cluster K was set at five populations for the Syrian and Lebanese populations. Figure S2. Output of the discriminant analysis of principal components (DAPC) for the studied populations form Syria, Lebanon and Iraq along with the four populations of the reference lineages (M, A, C O). Figure S3. Pairwise multilocus unbiased estimate of Fst calculated by ARLEQUIN software in each studied and reference populations. Reference populations are representing the four evolutionary lineages M, A, C and O. Table S1. Expected heterozygosity (HE) for each locus in each studied populations as well as overall loci for each studied populations. Refer to Table 1 for the abbreviations. Table S2. Number of detected alleles for each microsatellite locus in each studied population. Mean values and Standard deviations (s.d.) are calculated for each population. Refer to Table 1 for the abbreviations.

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