13 Jul 2020

CIIMAR studies genetic history of bees in Europe


During an era when bees are threatened by the intense use of pesticides in agriculture and domestication practices, athe researchers Paula F. Campos and Gonçalo Themudo from CIIMAR compared the genetic diversity of contemporary European populations of bees with that of bees in natural history collections dating back to the 19th century! The research team now publishes its results in the Scientific Reports of the Nature group and shows the impact of history on the evolution of the genetics of bee populations in Europe over the last century. To know more abou the study, please follow the LINK.