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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Genetic Evidence for Coinfection of Honey Bees by Acute Bee Paralysis and Kashmir Bee Viruses

Authors
item Hung, Akey
item Evans, Jay

Submitted to: American Bee Research Conference Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: October 2, 2000
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Nucleotide sequence analyses were used to identify acute bee paralysis virus (ABPV) and Kashmir bee virus (KBV) isolated from a single honey bee colony. Most of the bees in this colony carried KBV. Surprisingly, some individual bees also carried ABPV, a coexistence not yet seen between these two viruses. Implications of coinfection on viral disease expression are discussed, along with a new diagnostic tool that can be used to discriminate between these two viruses.

Last Modified: 9/10/2014