Genetic DNA tests
for beekeeping

mp genetics offers a DNA test based on SNPs to determine honeybee breeds. Furthermore, another SNP test is currently in development that will allow to identify more subspecies as well as the genetic diversity within the population.

SNP test

 

The DNA test detects the hybridization between the M and C groups and is based on 117 SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms), which are highly specific molecular genetic markers.

Background knowledge

 

Where did the different honeybee breeds originate from? How do the differ genetically? What are SNPs?

Find out more about honeybee genetics in this section.

 

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