Development of two genetic markers for hygienic behaviour of honeybees




Honey Bee

Research Organisation

The University of Sydney

Objective Summary

To identify two genes related to hygienic behaviour at the level of their sequence. To produce a diagnostic test so that individuals carrying the allele that confers hygienic behaviour can be identified without field testing. To develop general procedures for the identification of economically important behavioural genes for the honeybee and protocols for their exploitation by industry.

Project Code


Project Stage


Project Start Date

Tuesday, July 1, 2003

Project Completion Date

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

HBE-Identify and develop technology for improved hive performance


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Development of Two Markers for Hygienic Behaviour of Honeybees