Special Issue "Honey Bee Genetics and Physiology Research"

A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 August 2023) | Viewed by 218

Special Issue Editors

Department of Environment, Animal Hygiene and Welfare, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, 50-375 Wroclaw, Poland
Interests: apis mellifera; honeybee; pesticides; biotechnology; physiology
Centro de Investigação de Montanha, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, 5300-253 Bragança, Portugal
Interests: genetics; evolution; honey bees; bioinformatics
Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Campus de Santa Apolónia, 5300-253 Bragança, Portugal
Interests: honey bee; Apis mellifera subspecies; introgression; population genetics; genetic diversity; conservation genetics; molecular adaptation; SNPs; microsatellites; DNA metabarcoding

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The honey bee (Apis mellifera) plays an important role in agriculture and ecosystem function. Understanding honey bee genetics and physiology is the first step toward protecting this important species from a variety of threats, including pesticides, electromagnetic fields, introduced parasites and pathogens, nutrition, introgressive hybridization, and climate change. Different threats may affect honey bees in different ways, including changes in physiology, as well as gene expression. This Special Issue (SI) welcomes manuscripts that use genetics and/or physiology to understand the status of honey bee populations, as well as the impact of various threats on honey bee populations.

Dr. Paweł Migdał
Dr. Dora Henriques
Prof. Dr. Maria Alice Pinto
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Insects is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • honey bee

  • molecular biology
  • gene expression
  • environmental threats
  • climate change
  • diseases
  • bee nutrition pesticides
  • genetics
  • physiology

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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