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HONEYBEE

Honeybee
  • Bees are one of the most important pollinator for flowering plants and pollinates around 80% of all the following plants.

  • Sex determination is dependent on Haploid-diploid mechanism.

  • Development of male bee (Drones) occurs when the Egg (female gamete) is not fertilized. The haploid egg divides by mitosis to produce fertile males having haploid body by a process called PARTHENOGENESIS.

  • Development of females occurs when the egg is fertilized by the female gamete.

  • There are two types of females in a Bee colony i.e. Sterile female (Worker) and Fertile female (Queen).



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