PCR for the analysis of Nosema in honey bees

Brenna E. Traver, Richard D. Fell

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Abstract

This chapter is a technique paper outlining steps for the successful detection of Nosemia intracellular parasites using microscopic and molecular techniques. Species that infect honey bees are Nosema apis (only infects Apis mellifera) and Nosema ceranae (infects both A. mellifera and A. cerana). This is a widespread parasite that has been recognized and has caused problems in the beekeeping industry for over 100 years. Control is through use of the antibiotic fumagillin. This parasite kills bees by causing an infection to the midgut. The chapter off ers a standardized method of detection because outward symptoms of nosemosis are not always present.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHoney Bee Colony Health
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges and Sustainable Solutions
PublisherCRC Press
Pages103-114
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781439879412
ISBN (Print)9781439879405
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

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Nosema
Honey
Bees
honey bees
Apis mellifera
parasites
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Parasites
nosema disease
Nosema apis
Nosema ceranae
Apis cerana
Beekeeping
apiculture
Antibiotics
midgut
signs and symptoms (animals and humans)
Apoidea
methodology
antibiotics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Traver, B. E., & Fell, R. D. (2011). PCR for the analysis of Nosema in honey bees. In Honey Bee Colony Health: Challenges and Sustainable Solutions (pp. 103-114). CRC Press.
Traver, Brenna E. ; Fell, Richard D. / PCR for the analysis of Nosema in honey bees. Honey Bee Colony Health: Challenges and Sustainable Solutions. CRC Press, 2011. pp. 103-114
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