The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Cryptic species identification: a simple diagnostic tool for discriminating between two problematic bumblebee species

Ellis, J.S., Knight, M.E., Carvell, C. and Goulson, D. (2006) Cryptic species identification: a simple diagnostic tool for discriminating between two problematic bumblebee species Molecular Ecology Notes, 6, (2), pp. 540-542. (doi:10.1111/j.1471-8286.2006.01231.x).

Record type: Article

Abstract

Distinguishing between cryptic species is a perennial problem for biologists. Bombus ruderatus and Bombus hortorum are two species of bumblebee, which can be indistinguishable from their morphology. The former species is in decline, whereas the latter is ubiquitous. In the UK, isolated records of B. ruderatus occur amongst many for B. hortorum. For ecological studies of B. ruderatus to be feasible, the two species need to be reliably distinguishable. We present a diagnostic tool for quick and reliable identification of problematic individuals based on a restriction enzyme digest of the cytochrome b region of mitochondrial DNA.

Full text not available from this repository.

More information

Submitted date: 28 September 2005
Published date: June 2006
Keywords: bombus, conservation, cryptic species, mtDNA, restriction enzyme

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 55769
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/55769
ISSN: 1471-8278
PURE UUID: a88daf8c-24b2-4844-a87e-589ca9b127f8

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 05 Aug 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:32

Export record

Altmetrics

Contributors

Author: J.S. Ellis
Author: M.E. Knight
Author: C. Carvell
Author: D. Goulson

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×