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Research Project: Managing Honey Bees against Disease and Colony Stress

Location: Bee Research Laboratory

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Seasonal variation of viral infections between the Eastern honey bee Apis cerana and the Western honey bee Apis mellifera in China Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, G., Wu, Y., Wen, Z., Deng, J., Wang, S., Chen, Y., Hu, F., Zheng, H. 2021. Seasonal variation of viral infections between the Eastern honey bee Apis cerana and the Western honey bee Apis mellifera in China. MicrobiologyOpen. https://doi.org/10.1002/mbo3.1162.

Non-invasive genotyping of honey bee queens Apis mellifera L.: Transition of the DraI mtDNA COI-COII test to in silico Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Madella, S., Grubbs, K.F., Alburaki, M. 2020. Non-invasive genotyping of honey bee queens Apis mellifera L.: Transition of the DraI mtDNA COI-COII test to in silico. Insects. 12(1):19. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects12010019.

A novel system for maintaining Varroa destructor mites on artificial diets and its application for studying mites as a vector for honey bee viruses Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Posada-Florez, F., Ryabov, E., Heerman, M., Chen, Y., Evans, J.D., Sonenshine, D., Cook, S.C. 2020. A novel system for maintaining Varroa destructor mites on artificial diets and its application for studying mites as a vector for honey bee viruses. PLoS ONE. 15(11): e0242688. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0242688.

Gene expression and functional analyses of odorant receptors in small hive beetles (Aethina tumida) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, Y., Beaurepaire, A., Rogers, C.W., Lopez, D.L., Evans, J.D., Straub, L., Neumann, P., Cook, S.C., Huang, Q. 2020. Gene expression and functional analyses of odorant receptors in small hive beetles (Aethina tumida). International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 21(13):4582. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21134582.

Bee optimism: Translational research to help honey bees and other pollinators - (Book / Chapter)

Honey bee (Apis mellifera) gut microbiota promotes host endogenous detoxification capability via regulation of P450 gene expression in the digestive tract Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wu, Y., Zheng, Y., Chen, Y., Wang, S., Chen, Y., Hu, F., Zheng, H. 2020. Honey bee (Apis mellifera) gut microbiota promotes host endogenous detoxification capability via regulation of P450 gene expression in the digestive tract. mBio. 13(4):1201-1212. https://doi.org/10.1111/1751-7915.13579.

The role of migratory beekeeping in the U.S. agricultural economy - (Review Article)
Zhang, Y., Huang, S., Chen, Y. 2019. The role of migratory beekeeping in the U.S. agricultural economy. Apiculture of China. 12:16-18.

Gut microbial signatures associated with sexual maturity and oviposition behaviors in bumble bee queens Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, L., Li, K., Sadd, B.M., Guo, Y., Zhuang, D., Chen, Y., Evans, J.D., Jie, W., Zhang, Z., Li, J. 2019. Gut microbial signatures associated with sexual maturity and oviposition behaviors in bumble bee queens. Insects. 4(6):e00631-19. https://doi.org/10.1128/mSystems.00631-19.

Scientific outreach activities in the U.S. to support bees and other pollinators - (Review Article)
Hao, Y., Chen, Y. 2019. Scientific outreach activities in the U.S. to support bees and other pollinators. Apiculture of China. 10:60-63.

Reproduction of distinct genotypes of varroa destructor on honeybee worker brood of the European honey bee apis mellifera and the Asian honey bee apis cerana Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, W., Wang, C., Huang, Z., Chen, Y., Han, R. 2019. Reproduction of distinct genotypes of varroa destructor on honeybee worker brood of the European honey bee apis mellifera and the Asian honey bee apis cerana. Insects. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects10110372.

Natural product medicines for honey bees: Perspective and protocols Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
Tauber, J., Collins, W., Schwarz, R., Chen, Y., Grubbs, K.F., Huang, Q., Lopez, D.L., Peterson, R., Evans, J.D. 2019. Natural product medicines for honey bees: Perspective and protocols. Insects. 10(10):356. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects10100356.

Divergent evolutionary trajectories following speciation in two ectoparasitic honey bee mites Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Maeva, T., Rahul, R.V., Graul, M.L., Roberts, J.M., Sullivan, S.T., Liachko, I., Childers, A.K., Evans, J.D., Mikheyev, A.S. 2019. Divergent evolutionary trajectories following speciation in two ectoparasitic honey bee mites. Communications Biology. https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-019-0606-0.

Effects of a resident yeast from the honey bee gut on immunity, microbiota and Nosema disease Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tauber, J., Nguyen, P.T., Lopez, D.L., Evans, J.D. 2019. Effects of a resident yeast from the honey bee gut on immunity, microbiota and Nosema disease. Insects. 10(9):296. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects10090296.

Honey bee medicine for the veterinary practitioner: Fungus diseases - (Book / Chapter)

RNA-seq reveals disruption in honey bee gene regulation when caged and deprived of hive conditions Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alburaki, M., Karim, S., Lamour, K., Adamczyk Jr, J.J., Steward, S. 2019. RNA-seq reveals disruption in honey bee gene regulation when caged and deprived of hive conditions. Journal of Experimental Biology. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.207761.

Protective potential of Chinese herbal extracts against microsporidian nosema ceranae, an emergent pathogen of western honey bees, apis mellifera L Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, X., Wang, S., Xu, Y., Gong, H., Wu, Y., Chen, Y., Hu, F., Zheng, H. 2019. Protective potential of Chinese herbal extracts against microsporidian nosema ceranae, an emergent pathogen of western honey bees, apis mellifera L. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aspen.2019.08.006.

Deformed wing virus type A, a major honey bee pathogen, is vectored by the mite Varroa destructor in a non-propagative manner Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Posada, F., Childers, A.K., Heerman, M.C., Egekwu, N., Cook, S.C., Chen, Y., Evans, J.D., Ryabov, E.V. 2019. Deformed wing virus type A, a major honey bee pathogen, is vectored by the mite Varroa destructor in a non-propagative manner. Scientific Reports. 9(1):1244. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-47447-3.

Impact of nutritional stress on honey bee colony health Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Branchiccela, B., Castelli, L., Corona, M.V., Diaz-Cetti, S., Invernizzi, C., Jorge, D., Mendoza, Y., Santos, E., Zunino, P., Antunes, K. 2019. Impact of nutritional stress on honey bee colony health. Scientific Reports. 9(1):10156. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-46453-9.

Draft genome of the yeast Kodamaea ohmeri, a symbiont of the small hive beetle Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tauber, J.P., Childers, A.K., Evans, J.D. 2019. Draft genome of the yeast Kodamaea ohmeri, a symbiont of the small hive beetle. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 8:e00450-19. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.00450-19.

A secreted RNA binding protein forms RNA-stabilizing granules in the honeybee royal jelly Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Maori, E., Navarro, I., Boncristiani, H., Seilly, D.J., Rudolph, K., Sapetsching, A., Lin, C., Ladbury, J.E., Evans, J.D., Heeney, J. 2019. A secreted RNA binding protein forms RNA-stabilizing granules in the honeybee royal jelly. Molecular Cell. 74(3):598-608.e6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molcel.2019.03.010.

Pollen reverses decreased lifespan, altered nutritional metabolism, and suppressed immunity in honey bees (Apis mellifera) treated with antibiotics Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, J., Heerman, M.C., Evans, J.D., Li, W., Rodriguez-Garcia, C., Hoffman, G.D., Zhao, Y., Huang, S., Li, Z., Hamilton, M.C., Chen, Y. 2019. Pollen reverses decreased lifespan, altered nutritional metabolism, and suppressed immunity in honey bees (Apis mellifera) treated with antibiotics. Journal of Experimental Biology. 222:jeb202077. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.202077.

Dicer regulates Nosema ceranae proliferation in honeybees Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, Q., Li, W., Chen, Y., Retschnig-Tanner, G., Yanez, O., Neumann, P., Evans, J.D. 2019. Dicer regulates Nosema ceranae proliferation in honeybees. Insect Molecular Biology. 28(1):74-85. https://doi.org/10.1111/imb.12534.

Extracts of polypore mushroom mycelia reduce viruses in honey bees Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stamets, P.E., Naeger, N., Evans, J.D., Han, J., Hopkins, B., Lopez, D.L., Moershel, H., Nally, R., Sumerlin, D., Sheppard, W.S. 2018. Extracts of polypore mushroom mycelia reduce viruses in honey bees. Scientific Reports. 8(1):13936. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-32194-8.